Á-varp

Old Norse Dictionary - á-varp

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

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

á-varp Old Norse word can mean:

á-varp
n. (cp. verpa tölu á, to count):
á-varp
1. a computation, calculation, in round numbers; þat var á. manna, at fyrir Norðnesi mundi eigi færa falla en þrjú hundruð manna, Fms. viii. 143, x. 64, 139; kallaðr ekki vænn maðr at ávarpi flestra manna, in the suggestion, account of most people, Bs. i. 72.
á-varp
2. in mod. usage, an address, accosting, Lat. allocutio; and ávarpa, að, to address, Lat. alloqui; cp. the old phrase, verpa orði á e-n, alloqui.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
n.
neuter.
Lat.
Latin.
mod.
modern.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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