Af-leiðis

Old Norse Dictionary - af-leiðis

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

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

af-leiðis Old Norse word can mean:

af-leiðis
adv.
af-leiðis
1. loc. astray, out of the path, Sd. 146, 655 xvii. 4.
af-leiðis
2. metaph., færa a., to pervert, Stj. 227, 519; þeir lugu á okkr, en þú færðir orð þeirra a., you perverted their words, Bs. i. 7, Glúm. 327; Snúa e-m a., to seduce, Andr. 625. 75.
af-leiðis
β. impers., e-u þokar a., turns out wrong, Bs. i. 340.

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

Abbreviations used:

adv.
adverb.
v.
vide.
loc.
local, locally.
m.
masculine.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
impers.
impersonal.
pers.
person.

Works & Authors cited:

Sd.
Svarfdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Andr.
Andreas Saga. (F. III.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Glúm.
Víga-Glúms Saga. (D. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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