Af-rek

Old Norse Dictionary - af-rek

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

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

af-rek Old Norse word can mean:

af-rek
n. [af- intens.], a deed of prowess, a deed of derring do; margir lofuðu mjök afrek Egils, ok sigr þann sem hann vann, Fms. xi. 234; vinna afrek, Fs. 6; ekki a. gerði hann meira í Noregi, Fagrsk. 94; hann lét ok göra þar í Níðarósi naust bæði mörg, ok svá stór, at afrek var í, grand, magnificent, Hkr. iii. 268.
af-rek
COMPDS: afreksgripr, afreksmaðr, afreksverk.

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

Abbreviations used:

intens.
intensive.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Fagrsk.
Fagrskinna. (K. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
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