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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

brú sb. f. [-ar; brúar/brýr/brúr(Hák81 557⁶)]

1) [á e-u / yfir e-t / um e-t] bro (over vand) ‖ bridge (over water)
2) bro el. forhøjet vejkonstruktion (over sumpet terræn) ‖ bridge or raised way (over marshy terrain)
3) (om Bifrǫst ‖ of Bifrǫst)

Forms: bru (12); bruar (10); brú (6); brv (5); bruna (3); brúna (3); brvna (3); brvar (3); brúar (3); brv́ (3); brv́na (2); brunni (2); brvariɴar (2); Bru (1); brur (1); brva (1); brúa (1); brvarinnar (1); brúr (1); brvin (1); brun (1); bryyr (1); brẏr (1); brua (1); brúnni (1); brv́ar (1); bruum (1); bruinni (1);

Compounds: á- (1), ár- (1), díkis- (1), fjala- (1), fjǫl- (1), fors- (2), jarð- (2), kafla- (1), saur- (2), steina- (4), stein- (3), tré- (1), vinda- (3)

Gloss.: EJ; ClV; Fr; FrErr1; FrErr3; Hertzb; Rím; LP; AH; AJ; deVr; Fr4; NO; ÁBlM; Bl

Literature: Bugge 1891 [PBB 15] 396; Elgvin 1957 [KLNM 2] 242-248; Grøtvedt 1939 133; Lundahl 1940 [ANF 55] 98-99; Magnús M. Lárusson 1957 [KLNM 2] 254-255; Sturtevant 1946-1947 [SS 19] 87-88

Genre. (expected): legal works: 18 (7); family sagas: 12 (9); contemporary sagas: 9 (5); historical works: 8 (12); learned works: 7 (2); charters: 6 (5); romances: 6 (7); religious works: 4 (19); unclassified: 1 (0); legendary sagas: 1 (3);