bǿr

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Old Norse[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root of the verb búa.

Noun[edit]

bǿr m (genitive bǿjar, plural bǿir)

  1. farmhouse, farmstead
  2. farm, landed estate
  3. town

Declension[edit]

In late Old Norse there is also an attested genitive singular biar (bíar), which has come down in Faroese as bíggjar.

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: bær m
  • Faroese: bøur m, Bøur m (placename)
  • Norwegian Nynorsk:  m, (placename)
  • Norwegian Bokmål:  m, (placename)

References[edit]

  • Zoëga, Geir T. (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic[1], Oxford: Clarendon Press