Af-skræmiliga

Old Norse Dictionary - af-skræmiliga

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

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

af-skræmiliga Old Norse word can mean:

af-skræmiliga
adv. hideously:
af-skræmiliga
α. of a scream; þá lét út á stöðli a., howled piteously, of a ghost, Hkr. ii. 312, Eb. 320, of the bellowing of a mad bull.
af-skræmiliga
β. of a monstrous shape; þrællinn (of a ghost) rétti inn höfuðit, ok sýndist honum a. mikit, Grett. 83 new Ed.
af-skræmiliga
γ. metaph., óttast a., to be shocked at, Stj. 101.

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

Abbreviations used:

adv.
adverb.
v.
vide.
l.
line.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.

Works & Authors cited:

Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Grett.
Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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