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Zoëga's A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic


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braukun or brkun, f. ? violent behaviour (b. berserkja).
braut (pl. brautir), f. (1) road (cut through rocks, forests, &c.); ryja b., to cut a road; (2) as adv. away, either with or without the prep. ' ' or '' (fara, ganga, komast b. or b., brauta; vera b. or brautu; kasta e-u b., hverfa b., vera b. or brautu) cf. brott, burt.
braut-, m. compds., see 'brott'.
brauta-mt, n. meeting of roads.
brautar-gengi, n. help, furtherance.
brautingi (-ja), m. a wayfairer, tramp, begger; br eru brautingja erendi, the wanderer's errand is urgent.
br (gen. brr, pl. brr), f. eyelash.
br, f. meat, raw flesh; varmar brir, the corpses of the newly slain.
br, n. pitch.
br, f. haste, only used in adverb. phrases, b., soon, shortly, = brliga; bi b. ok lengar, now and ever.
bra-bugr, m., in the phrase, gra -bug at e-u, to hasten to do a thing, do it without delay;
-fangs, adv. at once, = brfengis.
bra-hola, f. a hole where the wild beasts carry their prey, (br).
bra-hri, f. sudden storm.
bra-lauss, without prey (hauker bralausir).
braan, adv. soon, shortly, = brtt.
bra-stt, f. sudden illness, plague;
-eyr, m. sudden thaw.
br-daui, m. sudden death;
-daur, a., in the phrases vera -daur, to die suddenly;
-endis, adv. of a sudden;
-fara, a. indecl., vera -fara, to travel in haste;
-feginn, a. exceedingly glad;
-feigligr, a. rushing to death;
-fengis, adv. suddenly, at once;
-fengr, a. quick to act, prompt;
-ger, a. hot-tempered, hasty (-ge er bernskan);
-gerr, a. matured early in life, precocious;
-gerviligr, a. of early promise;
-httligr, a. most dangeous;
-kallar, pp., vera -kallar, to die suddenly;
-kjrit, pp. n. hastily chosen;
-komliga = brliga.
-la
, adv. = brliga.
br-lauss, a. not pitched.
br-ltinn, pp. = brdaur;
-ltr, a. eager, impatient;
-liga, adv. hastily, at once; -liga er, as soon as;
-ligr, a. sudden (-ligr daui);
-litit, pp. n., gera -litit e-t, to look hastily at a thing;
-lyndi, a. hot tempered, hasty.
-lyndr, a. hot-tempered, hasty;
-lti, n. impatience;
-mlt, pp. n. hastily spoken.
brna (a), v. to melt, of snow, &c.
br-orr a. hasty of speech.
brr (neut. brtt), a. (1) sudden (b. bani); (2) hasty, hot-tempered; hefir verit hlzti b. (too eager, too rash) essu mli.
br-rinn, pp. hastily or rashly decided;
-reir, a. very wrathfull;
-ri, n. rashness;
-sjkr a. taken suddenly ill;
-skapar, a. of hasty disposition (= skapbrr);
-skeyti, n. hastiness, rashness;
-skeytiligr, a. rash;
-skeyttr, a. heedless, rash
-snn, a. seen at a glance.
brum, adv. soon, shortly.
brung, f. haste; brungar arf vi, one must make haste; af brungu, in a hurry.
br-roskar, pp. early matured or grown-up.
br-hvitr, a. with white, eyelashes.
brss, m. cook ? (tku eir brs Bla ok brugu til knfi).
brtt, adv. soon; b. er, as soon as.
brea-fnn, f. a great heap or drifted mass of snow.
brf, n. letter, witten deed.
brfa (a), v. to give an account, to write (b. af e-u).
brfa-bk, f. register-book;
-brot, n. breach of ordinances;
-gr, f. letter-writing;
-mar, m. letter carrier, public courier;
-sveinn, m. letter-boy.
brf-laust, adv. without a written document.
brega (breg; br, brugum; bruginn), v. with dat. (1) to cause to move (quickly) b. sveri, knfi, to draw a sword, knife; b. fingri, hendi e-t, to put (thrust) the finger, hand, into; hn br hrinu undir belti sr, she put (fastened) her hair under her belt; b. kali um e-t, to pass a rope round a thing; b. augum sundr, to open the eyes; b. e-m eintal, to take



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