In my absence from actual blogging, I thought it might be fun to offer some Old Icelandic words from my fabulous Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic by Geir T. Zoega.
Today's word is Bjórreifr: cheerful from beer drinking.
I think this proves once and for all that Old Norse/Old Icelandic are the BEST languages in the world.
Bjórreifr in a (modern Icelandic) sentence:
Ég er bjórreifr.* I am cheerful from beer drinking.
Please, if you are a drinker of beer (I am not so I must live vicariously through you), be bjórreifr.
Until next time!
Related: Lessons in Old Icelandic (II)
*Ek is the old Icelandic form of the modern Icelandic Ég, I. I have no idea what the old Icelandic conjugations of að vera -- to be-- are. Maybe em, for I am. But don't rely on that. My best guess for this sentence in old Icelandic is: Ek em bjórreifr.