As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj. made fast, fastened to, joined to; ef hapt er a. hrossi, Grág. i. 436; eldhúsit var á. útibúrinu, Nj. 75; þær (the comets) eru á. himni, Rb. 478: metaph., andligum hlutum áfastar, connected with, H. E. i. 511.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅ-ᚠᛅᛋᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- H. E.
- Historia Ecclesiastica Islandiae. (J. I.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
- Rímbegla. (H. III.)
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