From the verb bera (“to carry, to bear”) + -st (“a suffix which turns verbs into middle voice verbs”). See also the appendix about the Icelandic middle voice verbs.
- to be carried
- to be spread
- to circulate
- to get, receive
- Þeim barst miltisbrandur í pósti.
- They received anthrax via mail.
- Fréttirnar bárust af ferðinni.
- The news about the trip were received.