Af-bragð

Old Norse Dictionary - af-bragð

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

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

af-bragð Old Norse word can mean:

af-bragð
n. used of persons, a superior, excellent person; hann var a. í vizku sinni, wonderfully clever, Fms. x. 397; a. annarra manna, man of mark, vi. 144. 2. gen. afbragðs is now frequently used as a prefix to nouns to express something surpassing—a. fagr, góðr, fríðr, etc.—a. vænleikr, surpassing beauty, Stj. 195.
af-bragð
COMPD: afbragðsmaðr.

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

Abbreviations used:

etc.
et cetera.
gen.
genitive.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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