Af-dalr

Old Norse Dictionary - af-dalr

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

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

af-dalr
m. an ‘off-dale,’ remote valley; freq. in tales and rhymes of hidden valleys, esp. in pl., e. g. Hvað hét hundr karls er í afdölum bjó, in a nursery rhyme, K. Þ. K. 38, Fms. v. 183.

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

Abbreviations used:

e. g.
exempli gratia.
esp.
especially.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
pl.
plural.
s. v.
sub voce.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
K. Þ. K.
Kristinn-réttr Þorláks ok Ketils = Kristinna-laga-þáttr. (B. I.)
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