Af-kárr

Old Norse Dictionary - af-kárr

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

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

af-kárr
adj. [af- intens.; kárr does not occur; cp. the modern kári, a gale, tempest, (poët.)], strange, prodigious; er hér nokkut afkárt inni, of a giant pulling a bear out of his den by the ears, Fas. ii. 237; it occurs repeatedly in Lex. poët. = very strong, remarkable; afkárr söngr, discordant song, of shouting, Akv. 38; cp. launkárr.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
cp.
compare.
intens.
intensive.
poët.
poetically.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Akv.
Atla-kviða. (A. II.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Lex. Poët.
Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
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