Á-framOld Norse Dictionary - á-fram
Meaning of Old Norse word "á-fram" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
á-fram Old Norse word can mean:
- α. loc. with the face downward, forward; fell hann á., on the face, Nj. 253, Vd. 52, Grett. 99 new Ed.
- β. temp. along, forward (rare); haun er nú með jarli sumarit á., he is now with the earl till late in the summer, Finnb. 274.
- γ. further on; komst aldri lengra á. fyrir honum um skáldskapinn, be never got any further on with his poem, Fms. iii. 102; héldu þeir á. leiðina, they held forward on their way, Ó. T. 31. In mod. usage freq. with verbs denoting to go, move; halda, ganga … áfram, to go on.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅ-ᚠᚱᛅᛘ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- local, locally.
- frequent, frequently.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
- Vatnsdæla Saga. (D. II.)
- Finnboga Saga. (D. V.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Ó. T.
- Ólafs Saga Tryggvasonar. (E. I.)