Af-æta

Old Norse Dictionary - af-æta

Meaning of Old Norse word "af-æta" in English.

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

af-æta
u, f. [af and eta], prop, a voracious beast, a glutton, a great bully; ér langfeðgar erut garpar miklir ok afætor, Fms. xi. 111; sterkir menn ok afætur miklar, iii. 143. It is perhaps identical with the present ófóti, n. a vile thing, offscouring.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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