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  • noun [ feminine ]
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beorc, e; f.
Wright's OE grammar
a birch-tree; betula. v. birce, byrc.
the Anglo-Saxon Rune ᛒ = b, the name of which letter in Anglo-Saxon is beorc a birch-tree, hence this Rune not only stands for the letter b, but for beorc a birch-tree, as, - ᛒ byþ blǽda leás
a birch-tree is void of fruit,
    Hick. Thes. i. 135; Runic pm. 18; Kmbl. 342, 27.
Linked entries
v.  byrc B berc birce.
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  • beorc, n.