Á-fram

Old 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:

á-fram
adv.
á-fram
α. loc. with the face downward, forward; fell hann á., on the face, Nj. 253, Vd. 52, Grett. 99 new Ed.
á-fram
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.
á-fram
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

Abbreviations used:

adv.
adverb.
v.
vide.
loc.
local, locally.
temp.
temporal.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
mod.
modern.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Grett.
Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Vd.
Vatnsdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Finnb.
Finnboga Saga. (D. V.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Ó. T.
Ólafs Saga Tryggvasonar. (E. I.)
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