As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
af-brigð Old Norse word can mean:
- and rarely afbrigði, n.—the compound afbrigðar-tré points to a fem.—deviation, transgression, offence, (cp. bregða af, to deviate from) esp. in pl., þeir sökuðu hann um nokkuð afbrigð þinga sinna, Post. 645. 97; sættarof ok afbrigð við guð, trespasses, 671. i; afbrigð, wrongs, Ld. 66; í afbrigðum boðorða Guðs, transgressions against the commandments of God, 671. 3; Þórðr afsakar sik um öll afbrigði við þik, for having wronged thee, Sturl. ii. 132, Fms. vii. 24, Ísl. ii. 201.
- COMPD: afbrigðartré.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚠ-ᛒᚱᛁᚴᚦ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
- Postula Sögur. (F. III.)
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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