Af-leitr

Old Norse Dictionary - af-leitr

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

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

af-leitr Old Norse word can mean:

af-leitr
adj. [líta, cp. also -leitr in compounds], strange, hideous; neut., hversu afleitt (how disgusting) oss virðist um þeirra háttu, Hks. iii. 435; hversu afleitir (stupid) oss sýnast þeirra hættir, Fms. vii. 296, l. c.; þeir fyrirlíta ok halda alla sauðahirða sem afleita, odd, peculiar, Stj. 293; afleitt eðr eligt, vile, 1 Sam. xv. 9.
af-leitr
β. abandoned, the face turned from, deserted by, with dat.; afleita hamingjunni, luckless, Stj. 421. Ruth i. 12.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
cp.
compare.
l.
line.
l. c.
loco citato.
m.
masculine.
neut.
neuter.
v.
vide.
dat.
dative.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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