As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
á-kafliga Old Norse word can mean:
- adv. vehemently, impetuously; of motion, such as riding, sailing; fara á., to rush on, Fms. ix. 366; sem ákafligast, in great speed, at a great rate, Eg. 160, 602; also, biðja á., to pray fervently.
- 2. very, Fær. 238, Fms. x. 308, Ld. 222.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅ-ᚴᛅᚠᛚᛁᚴᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Færeyinga Saga. (E. II.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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