Af-drif

Old Norse Dictionary - af-drif

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

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

af-drif Old Norse word can mean:

af-drif
n. pl. [drifa], destiny, fate; barn líkligt til stórra afdrifa, a bairn likely to grow into a great man, Fms. iii. 112 (of an exposed child); þykir mér lítil okkur a. verða munu, inglorious life, Fær. 53. It is now also used of final fate, end.
af-drif
2. offspring, Stj. 191.

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

Abbreviations used:

l.
line.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Fær.
Færeyinga Saga. (E. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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