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ba vw. (Far. paða) to pick (the flesh from the bones)

bad nn. garment

baffa vw. 1.to warm; 2.to poultice

bag nm. purse

bak nn. high and long wave

bakbørd nn. port-side

bakk nm. 1. bank, slope; 2. edge, bank

bakkalist nf. edge of the sea; at gånga [fara] um helu bakkalistena to search far and wide, everywhere

baklengja nf. back-strip of halibut

baklim nm. hindleg of an animal

baklins adv. backwards

baksår  adj. sore on the back; esp. of a horse

bal nn. noise

bald adj. 1.bold; 2. quick; 3 skilful, good

ball nm.a round lump

balla vw. throw, fling; strike against so that it resounds; dokka (stelpa) stud ballandi skuna a girl was cleaning the boots with all her migth

balla vw. to roll together

balli nn. small cake of oatmeal

balti nm. struggle

bambusla vw. 1. to turn upside down; 2. to confuse; bambuseld confused

band nn. band, bundle; bunch a b. o' pilteks

banda to tie fish

bang nn. 1. crack, noise; 2. sudden violent movement; at koma veð bangi to come with violence

banga vw. to knock; bang til sørs (south) highest of the wind; banga at døronon [uppå dørnar] to knock at the door

bani nm. 1. death;2. bad treatment

bank nm. 1.edge; 2. bank, ledge

banna vw. to swear

bar nn. fins of fish

Bardasoga (ON Bardolsvaka) nf. St. Bartholomew's Day; dað myn vara Bardasoga til då du fer dað gørt

barfljuga (ON -fleygja), past. fljugdi vw. to separate corn from straw

basla vw. 1.tosplash; 2. to work hard, struggle; at basla burt at; basla muti vindenon

bati nm. great pile, mass; du heverfengið bata av honon (fish) i morgen

belget adj. greedy

ben nn. bone

ben nn. bleat (of a sheep)

Bena, *Bøna nf. Prayer-Sunday, 4th Sunday of Advent

bend nn. preparedness; at vara uppå bend to be on the point of undertaking something; hvat er du uppå bend um? where are you going, what are you about?

benda vw. to equip

benidju nn. clenched hand, fist T

benigrind nf. 1. skeleton; 2. skeleton of a dead animal

benk nm. bench

benling nm. 1. definite are in the sea, esp. of fishing; 2. boundary

bennla vw.to tie together

benwerk nn. gouty pains

bera vs. to carry; at bera byrdek; at bera årana to use oars while rowing

bera at vs. to get fastened to; de line bör at in a pluk and was made op (smapped in two)

bera av vs. 1. to bear off, induce someone to give up a purpose; 2. to decline; avberin having desire to decline or withdraw; 3. to apologize

bera fyri vs. to occur in one´s dreams or thoughts:dað bar fyri mjer

bera in 1. to stick in; 2. to occur to one (= bera fyri); 3. to agree, sympathize

bera sog 1. to behave in a certain manner; 2. to move; 3. to drive

bera til 1. to happen, take place; dað bar til, at...; 2. to chance

bera upp 1. to arrive at destination; 2. to introduce a topic or conversation; at bera upp e-t til e-s to introduce, address

bera samen 1. to match; 2. to harmonize

bera um to bear in one's mind

bera um vs.to happen, occur, take place

bera ut 1. to execute, accomplish; 2. to colloborate, confirm; du myn bera ut hvat eg segi; 3. to differ, disagree, quarrel about something (ON bera sundr);de hava borið ut um dað they have disagreed about it (begun to quarrel about it); bera ut av monnjenon to try to stop the subject and direct the conversation another way

bera vel at e-on 1. to be kindly or unkindly disposed at someone; du mått ikke bera ilt at di don't be offended; 2. to entertain

bera veð to make the best of, to bear

bera å [uppå] 1.to endeavour; 2. to take pains; hannj bar å [uppå] at høra dað

berer nm. carrier

berg nn. mountain, rock

bergfallj nn. crash of somethingfalling; dað gav bergfallj

bering nf. 1. act of carrying; 2. dense snowfall

berk nm. 1. bark, exterior covering on trees; 2. skin on the surface of a liquid

berket adj. covered with a skin

berja vw. 1. to beat; 2. to thrash corn

bersket adj. unpleasant, stale, strong (of a taste)

bersugget adj. variegated, with faded colours

best adj.superl. best; see gud

bet nn. something to bite; geve køronon bet!give some good grass to the cow! taati-bet - seed-potatoes

beta vw. (ON beita) to get to bite, let bite; at beta sedviti to set a dog on a sheep; drive sheep with the help of a dog; beta tunið við hundenon to drive the sheep away from the homefield; beta roddeken to plant a snigle row of potatoes

betri adj.compar. better; see gud

bid nm. short piece of line

biding nm. small line, fastened to the main-line

biker nm. wooden cup

binda vs. to bind; jarden er bunden op the earth has become quite hard due to wind

binder nm.cold, dry north-east wind

birk nf.1. birch; 2. species of aquatic plant

birta vw. to quicken a fire; at birta upp elden [birteken] to quicken a fire or light; opp. to at birta ut elden [birteken] let the fire out

birtek nm. 1. fire;2. bright spot; 3. enlivenment

bisnakka vw. to be busy with something without doing use

bist nn. partly bad characteristics; der er ilt bist i honon

bit nn. a bit taken before breakfast

bita vs. to bite

bitel nm. large tooth

bitlek nm. 1. broken tooth; 2. small tooth

bjak adj. weakly, having little physical strength

bjakk nm. small person, physically weak

bjark adj.little, insignificant

bjar adj. (ON berr) 1. bare; 2. with no fish; dað er bjart

bjart adj. 1. cold (of wind); 2. biting, sharp (of weather)

bjenek nm. dogT

bjert adj. miserly, sparing, stingy                           

bjog nn. (ON bauka) 1. disorderly heap; at ligga i bjogi (of things disorderly flung together); 2. mass

bjog nm. (ON baugr) 1. ring; 2. ring around the sun or moon; 3. collar; 4. circular stripe

bjoget adj. having a circular stripe            

bjokl nm. high dorsal-fin of a whale

bjorg nf. 1. city; 2. house T, esp. of the manse; uppstanders bjorg

bjørg nn. rocky hill of a fairly great height

bjårga vw.1. to save; 2. to put away; 3. to hide

blad nn. blade; devils blad no news at all (on inquiry on news)

blada vw. 1. to reap, cut heather for thatching; at blada heddreken (heather);2. to cut peat;at blada videka = at fla mørena;3. to strike

bladd nn.pl. very large raindrop; hannj ligger bladd å vindoganu, dað sama som dað var kavi

blag nn. 1. interval; 2. breathin-space; 3. rest; take blag!

blaga sog vw. to breathe, take a little rest; at blaga andena to die; blaga dog! rest a little! = take blag!

blaga vw.to throw (away); fling b. dee doon! - throw yourself down! to b. de sail - to lower the sail

blag(et) adj. dead                                                    

blan nn. wind, breath of wind; ikke blan i seglenu not a breath of wind, not a breeze

bland nn. mixture; blandablirek [-bliri] thick gruel; blandakjølek thick water-gruel

blanda, blanjda nf. "dredge" mixed with oats and barley

blannablura adj. mixed in a conspiracy or bad deed

blasmek nm. thin cake of barley, oat or wheatmeal

blattra vw.to flicker, flutter

bleg adj. light and rather drab, colour

bleget adj. of a whitish, drab colour

blen nn. 1. spot of cloud; 2. light smoke; 3. fig. spot, blemish; ikke blen av guveni not a sign of a smoke; dað er ikke blen å honon

blett nm. spot

blettet adj. spotted

blid adj.1. gentle, kind; 2. mild; hannj er ikke blid i bruneni he is looking angry, in bad humour

blik nn. shine, something gleaming, pale or white

blikkna vw. to turn pale; hannj blikknaði veð he turned pale (on account of something)

blind adj. blind

blinda vw.to make blind

blink nn. 1. wink, flash; blink jognana, fyrst blink dagsens, 2. a wink of sleep, doze; hannj hever takið sjer blink he had a short good sleep

blinka vw.to gleam, flash; at blinka jogen; at blinka kolena to light the open train-oil lamp

blinker nm.eye; star (tabu)

blode nm. liquid

blohonning nm. sheep with wooly hair growing out of the tip of its horn

blokka nf.1. buttercup (plant); 2. large leaf              

blurar nm.pl. something kept secret and brooded over; at hava [halda] e-t i blura; dað er komið i blura it has started to leak; føre dað ikke i blura! don't let it be seen!; dað er i blura it is just in sight; i blura veð e-n in partnership with somebody; hannj var i blura veð hannj um dað

blynd nn. 1. somethingvery dense and dark; dað er ikke blynd av ljusi innen dørana;vi kann ikke få blynd ut av eson torvi; 2. a wink of sleep, doze; eg hevi ikke sovið et blynd i nåitt I have not slept tonight

bløda vw., (past bløddi)to bleed

blødfrind nm. kinsman

blødsdropi nm. drop of bload; hannj er ikke blødsdropi til min he's in no blood relation to me

bløva vw.(past bløvde)to perish, die (of people or animals; to die at sea); pp. bløvddead; hannj bløvde igår he died yesterday; hannj er faren at bløva he is going to die

blå adj.dark blue

blåhå nm. large shark = blågahå

blåster nm. 1. strong wind, blast; 2. violence; hannj var i blåstri he had anger; 3. hasty speech

blåstra vw. to cough

bo nm.old fellow; gamel bo

bo nm. sunken rock

bod nn. 1. message; 2. offer; 3. invitation

boda vw.to proclaim, announce, bode; hannj bodar fyri ilt

bodabid: at gånga bodabid to share catch equally

bodda nf. my dear (endearment to children); hjarta bodda! mammu piri bodda mother's little darling

bodek nm.old boot

bodra vw.to exceed

boittn nm. 1. bottom; 2. little round valley; Vågboittn

bolljet adj. round, clumsy

bofi nm. 1. rogue; 2. an exclamation in swearing; bofi take dog [mog]!(d)evil take you/me!

bofskit adv. headlong, precipitately

bogi nm.: i bogacrushed, crumbling; at vara [liggja] i boga to crumble, crush, destroy completely

bog(r)i nm. a little boy

bogel  nm. large cake (of oat- or barley meal); Bogladag - March 29th, when the field-work (de vor) began

bogi nm. 1. creek,small bay; 2. curve

boka vw. to squeeze, press down, stamp; at boka upp landið to trumple the ground down; at boka um 1. to stamp about; 2. to walk clumsily

boki nm. ghost, bogey for frightening children; devils boki

bol nn. 1. beacon; 2. blazing fire

bolbak, -ek nm.(ON bilbugr) 1.upperhand, advantage, benefit; du myn ikke taka bolbak øver mog you shall not get the upperhand of me;2. opportunity; at taka [få] bolbak; hannj tuk bolbak øver mog

bolføra vw. (past bolførdi) to hide away, put aside, keep safe

bolførding nm. object preserved in a secret place

bolljasog nn. violent shower

bolk nn. large lump, bundle

bolket adj. lumpy, bulky

bollek nm. (Ísl. bull) 1. foolish talk, nonsense; 2. incoherent talk

bollet adj. round; bollet sten

bolli nm.darling; min piri bolli!

bolman nm. farmer, lessee, small holder

bolsa vw. to press, squeeze, to nip (in wrestling)

boltin adj. 1. big;2. round; 3. lumpy (head; cod)

bolts nn. 1. anxiety, irritable state of mind; 2. preevishness; at vara i boltsenu to be irritable

bomfisin nf. (ON *bumbfýsn) one's fill of food, abundant meal

bon, bonfrost nn. severe frost; at frøsa sen bonið to freeze very hard

bor nm. breeze

bor nf.hole

bord nm. point of land, promontory de Bord o' Musa

bord adj. young; brood (of birds)

borek nm. short breaking wave

borg nf. fort (Pictish forts)

borl nn.strong wind

borrisk nm. (ON borðdiskr) 1. wooden tub; 2. large wooden bowl

bord nm. (ON burðr) 1. distance a boat is carried away by the tide; 2. distance between two boats

bost nn. attack of peevishness, bad humour; dað var ilt bost å honon

bost vw. to speak harshly or angrily; hannj bosta at honon

bragð nn. incision as an ear-mark in sheep

bragða vw. to incise; cut an ear-mark in sheep

bragasten nm. a heavy stone one tries to lift as a test of strength

braktin adj. recently enclosed or cultivated ground

bran nn.:  at vara uppå bran to be on the point of going out or doing something

brand nm. burning piece

branjd nm. stripe

branjdet adj. striped

bred adj. broad

breda vw. (past bredde) to melt; at breda sina båta to idle away a while, to do nothing useful

bredband nn.: at liggja å bredbandi to lie spread for drying

bredd nf. breadth

brek nm. stripe (trough)

brejda to sprout, grow (of a corn)

brennja nf. fire

brennek nm. 1. mock-sun; bright spot near the sun; 2. end of the rainbow

brest nm. 1. crash;2. violent storm; 3. hard struggle; brest hvala shoal of whales

bresta vs.1. to come rushing with a noise; 2. to come or go at great speed

bri vw. (past bride) to sharpen; at bri skønið to sharpen the knife T

brigda vw. to braid, twine, twist

brim nn. surf

brimi nm. 1. wave of heat or smoke from fire; 2. aurora borealis

brinna vs. to burn

brintek adj. indecl. with strong or dry wind (of weather)

bris nn. 1. crack, fissure; 2. defect; dað er ikke bris or skamm å di

brismek nm. cusk (a species of cod)

britta sog vw. to strecht oneself in the warmth (or the sun)

brod nn. 1. a piece of something broken; 2. capable, vigorous person

brodda vw.1. to come in sight; de hill-top just brodds in sight; de gish brodds i' de skröf - near the surface; 2. to begin to sprout (of plants)

brodda nf. thefirst view or appearance; koma i broddu come in sight, leak

brolk nm.protuberance, knob

brolli nm. brother (tabu name for sea)

bronget adj. dark-coloured with light breast or vice versa

brosek nm. bold, quick active person

broser nm. stout, vigorous person, woman

brugg nf. edge, border

brui nm. 1. brother; 2. gnome; 3. devil; haltu sjaft drengi, brui myn koma og taka dog! (NB: sjaft < ON kjaftr 'jaws' like sjag < ON kjaka 'to move jaws')

bruk nn. 1. mass, heap; 2. multitude of a crowd

bruksa vw.to have a bad cold and cough

brults nn. crash, noise; eg hørdi brults av hans komu

brun adj. brown

bruni nm. 'the brown one', tabu for otter T

brunka nf. brown mare or cow

brunket adj. brownish

bruski adj. frank, bold-looking

brydda vw. to begin (to be floodtide); opp. toat nugga brustið

brygg nf. bridge; brygg av noseni; røse bryggena at ber dog øver (proverb) praise the bridge you safely cross (= praise nothing before it has been tried)

brynda vw.to desire a male (of female animals)                     

brynnja vw.to give domestic animals water

brytja vw. to cut up, cut into pieces (fish)

brød nf. opened road; at braka brødena to clear the way; brødbrakandi pathfinder (Icel. brautryðjandi, Far. slóðbrótari)

brølek nm. 1. cow, loving one; 2. tabu name for sea

brøniskolt nn. banquet, feast; vildi du ikke stansa [stoppa] og taka purt [vera veð] i voru brøniskolti?

brøsk nn. gristle

brøst, brøs nn.(ON brjóst) breast

brå nf. bubble of foam;hon hever bitið bråen suddenly becoming ill or taken offence, felt offended (without reason)

brå nn. 1. characteristic likeness or feature; 2. resemblance; hon hever ikke brå av sinnari modershe has no resemblance to her mother

brå nf. liver of halibut

bråka nf. tangle, disorder; bråka  i sjuenonheavy sea with choppy waves

bråka vw.1. to speak badly or unintelligibly; hann kundi bråka um engelsk; 2. to walk in a careless manner

bråket adj. behaving in a strange manner

bråri nm. 1. bugbear, scarecrow; 2. repulsive person

bu nn. abode, farm

bu nm. 1. shoulder of an animal; 2. the bow of a vessel

bua nf. cow (petname); gånge og binde buena go and tether the cow

buffla  vw. to push, shovel

bugga nf. barley

buhelli nf. 1. 5th day before Christmass; 2. sexual continence between the reading of the banns and the wedding itself; at halda buhelli

bulag nn. 1. family, breed; 2. special kind of breed or cattle

bulder nn. rumble, noise, quick unintelligible speech

buli(g) adj. healthy, vigorous, robust

bulk nn. 1. bump; 2. breast, bosom; at gånga veð bjaron bulkon; bjarbulket; stikk dað i ditt bulk! put into your bosom! (stikk - imperativ of stinga)

bull nn. measure for fluids

bulla vw. to run rapidly, stream forth

bulta vw. to push

buman nm. brownie

bund, bundsman nm. farmer, crofter; en gud bund uppå landið

bunderi nn. crofter's allotment

bunga vw. to strike, push

bunki nm. a round wooden tub

bunkset adj. short; stour, awkward

bur nm. porch, porch-door

burta vw. to kindle; at burta upp eld; burta ut elden let the fire go out; burta kolena

bus nn. 1. precipitation;2. excessive haste; 3. blazing fire

busten 1. big boulder; 2. stone bringing good luck

buster nn.bolster, cushion

bygd nf. collection of houses; øvre og nedre Bygdenar = villages Taft and Nisthus

bygg nn. barley

bygga vw. to build; at bygga hus, hø (in stacks)

byggarablanjdanf. (ON bygghafrablanda) "dredge", a mixture of barley and oats

bygging nf. cluster of houses

bylki nn. a (bare, naked) breast; at gånga við bjaron bylkon

byr nm. 1. strong sudden breeze; 2. haste; at vara i byri to be in a hurry; dað var mukil byr å honon he dashed away (in excitiment); hannj er i byri å doghe is embittered against you

byrdek nm. heavy burden

byrra vw.(ON byrja 'to set going') 1. to commence to blow; 2. to begin, start

byrsten adj. angry

byster, buster nm. (ON bólstaðr) collection of farms

nm. farm; hus bøarens = sea-term for Kjorkabi

nn. [ON boð] bid

bø inn vs. [ON bjóða in] to invite; katten byr inn the cat is raising one hint-leg and licks its tail

bø ut to call out

bød nf. booth, tent, shed

bøl nn. 1. litter, restingplace for animals; 2. residence, farm

bøli nn. 1. ominous warning: unlucky word; 2. tremendous oath; hannj lagdi ut bøli he swore a tremendous oath

bønhus nn. church

børd nn. board, plank

båken adj. baked

båla vw. to blaze, flame (of fire); bålandi eld

bålk nm. partition-wall in a house (de but; de ben)

bånabegnm. 1. dwindling; 2. misreable state (because of hunger); faren til bånabegs miserable,vanished, lost

bång nn. 1. ball, ball of the foot; 2. stroke, blow

bånga nf. 1. knock, knocking at a door; oba dørna, dað er bånga! open the door! somebody is knocking! 2. rocky cave, where the breakers roar

bånga vw. to knock; at bånga at døronon to knock at the door

bånnj nn. child

bånnjbunden adj. hindered by having a child (of a woman)

bånnjhogi nm.1. childhood's home; hannj er faren after til hans bånnjhoga he is gone back to his childhood's home; dað var bånnjhogi millja derra it was understood without mentioning; 2. a good trip (iron.); de hava gert bånnhjogi idag they have got nothing of their trip or errand today

bånnjdom nm. childhood

bånnjsvammnn. sickness, labour pains

båt nm.boat

båt(s)tiind nf. fishery tithe


 
 

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