As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
af-lag Old Norse word can mean:
- n. [leggja af], gen. aflags.
- I. used as adv. = afgangs, sparingly, Fas. iii. 477. In modern Icel. hafa aflögum or aflögu, to have to spare.
- II. slaughtering of cattle, killing off; leggja af margan fénað … minti biskup enn á um aflögin, the slaughtering, Bs. i.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚠ-ᛚᛅᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
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