Á-forma

Old Norse Dictionary - á-forma

Meaning of Old Norse word "á-forma" in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

á-forma
að, prop. to form, mould; steina sem úðr höfðu þeir áformat, Stj. 562, I Kings v. 17 (‘hewn stones’). In mod. usage only metaph. to design, perform, Fas. iii. 449; verðu vér at á. (design) ok ræða, Fms. vii. 89; á. um e-t, því mundi hann þetta hafa vakit, at hann mundi á. vilja um gleðins … carry it out, vi. 342, Pass. 7. 2.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅ-ᚠᚢᚱᛘᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
mod.
modern.
prop.
proper, properly.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Pass.
Passiu-Sálmar.
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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