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Zoëga's A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic


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of a column or body of men, opp. to 'hali', the rear (b. fylkingar); (6) vera broddi lfsins, to be in the prime of life.
brodd-skot, n. a shot with a shaft (broddr);
-spjt, n. a kind of pike (the blade ending in a four-edged point);
-stafr, m., -stng, f. a (mountaineer's) staff, pole, with an iron spike;
-or, f. a shaft with four-edgepoint, = broddr 2.
brokkari, m. cart-horse, trotter.
brokunar-mar, m. an intermediary, a broker, = brakki.
brosa (-ta, -at), v. to smile; b. at e-u, to smile at; b. vi, to smile in reply (Gurn leit vi honum ok brosti vi).
brosa, f. smile (svara me) brosu).
brosan, f. smiling, smile.
bros-leitr, a. with smiling face;
-ligr, a. ridiculous.
brosma, f. a. fish of the cod-kind.
brot, n. (1) breaking (cf 'skipbrot'); sigla til brots, to run ashore under full sail; (2) fragment, broken piece; (3) fracture (bein-brot); (4) a shallow place in a river or a firth; (5) lever; (6) spasm, convulsion, falla brot, to have an epileptic fit.
brota-silfr, n. old silver broken to be recast.
brot-fall, n. epileptic fit;
-failinn, pp. epileptic, afflicted with epilepsy.
brotfalls-stt, f. epileptic disease.
brot-feldr, a. = -fallinn; -geiri, m. an angular strip of land.
broti, m. heap of trees felled in a wood (fella brota).
brot-ligr, a. guilty of an offence.
brotna (a), to break, be broken; skip brotnar spn, the ship is broken to pieces.
brotning, f. breaking.
brott, adv. away, off, = braut, burt also b., b. (fara b. or b., hlaupast b. or b.).
brott-binn, a. ready to start;
-bningr, m. preparations for departure.
brottfarar-layfl, n. leave to go away;
-l, n. parting banquet.
brott-fer, f. departure
brottferar-l, n. = brottfararl.
brott-flutning, f. carrying off;
-fsliga, adv. with eagerness to depart;
-fss, a. eager to depart;
-fsi, f. eagerness to get away;
-frsla, f. transformation;
-fr, f. = -fer;
-gangs, f. departure;
-hald, n. going away (skip var bit til -halds);
-hlaup, n. running away;
-hvarf, n. disappearance;
-hfn, f. taking off;
-kvma, f. coming away;
-laga, f. retreat (after a sea-battle), opp. to 'atlaga';
-rei, f. riding-away;
-rekstr, m. driving away, expulsion;
-sending, f. sending away;
-sigling, f. sailing away;
-snining, f. cutting, away or off;
-sngr, m. divine service performed elsewhere than at the parish church;
-taka, f., -tekning, f. taking away, removal;
-tkiligr, a. removable.
brottu, adv., b., b., away = braut, brott (er vr vorum brottu; mean jarl vri brottu).
brott-varp, n. throwing away;
-vist, f. absence;
-visan, f. dismissal.
brerni, n. brotherhood.
brir (gen., dat., and acc. brur, pl. brr), m. (1) brother; (2) friar.
brður-arfr, m. a brother's inheritance;
-bani, m. the slayer of a brother;
-baugr, m. weregild due to the brother;
-blo, n. a brother's blood;
-btr, f. pl. weregild for a brother;
-daui, m. a brother's death;
-deild, f.= -hluti;
-dttir, f. a brother's daughter, niece;
-drp, n. the slaying of a brother;
-gildr, a. equal in right to a brother;
-gjld, n. pl. = -btr;
-hefnd, f. revenge for the slaying of a brother;
-hluti, m. the share (as to weregild or inheritance) of a brother;
-kona, f., -kvn, f. a brother's wife;
-leikr, m. brotherhood;
-ligr, a. brotherly, fraternal (brurlig st).
brursonar-baugr, m. weregild for a brother's son.
brur-sonr, m. a brother's son, nephew.
brk (-ar, pl. brkr), f. (1) one leg of a pair of breeches (ok lt hann leika laust knit brkinni); (2) breeches



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