Af-nám

Old Norse Dictionary - af-nám

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

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

af-nám Old Norse word can mean:

af-nám
n. gener. taking away, removal, Stj. 2 Sam. iv. II.
af-nám
β. esp. in the phrase, at afnámi, of something reserved, before the division of spoil, property, or inheritance; now, taka af óskiptu, Dan. forlods, Grág, i. 330, 336, Jb. 289 (Ed. af námi); konungr skildi hafa úr hlutskipti þriðjung við liðsmenn, en umfram at afnámi bjórskinn öll ok safala, Eg. 57.
af-nám
2. metaph. privation, loss; ok hann verðr at skaða þeim mönnum nokkrunn, er oss mun þykkja a. í, Eg. 114, Fms. vii. 244.
af-nám
COMPDS: afnámsfé, afnámsgripr.

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

Abbreviations used:

gener.
generally.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
v.
vide.
Dan.
Danish.
esp.
especially.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
pr.
proper, properly.

Works & Authors cited:

Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Jb.
Jóns-bók. (B. III.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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