Af-hending

Old Norse Dictionary - af-hending

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

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

af-hending
f. a metrical term, a subdivision of the samhenda, when the final assonance of a verse is repeated in the next one, e. g. seim þverrir gefr seima | seim örr …, Edda (Ht. 47 and 24). In mod. Icel. metric, afhenda is quite different, viz. a short metre in only two lines.

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

Abbreviations used:

e. g.
exempli gratia.
f.
feminine.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
mod.
modern.
viz.
namely.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Ht.
Hátta-tal. (C. I.)
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