Af-springr

Old Norse Dictionary - af-springr

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

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

af-springr Old Norse word can mean:

af-springr
m., Al. 11, Hkr. iii. 277, Edda (pref.) 146, and various other forms; afsprengr, m. and afspringi, n., Gþl. 47, Fms. v.ii. 237, Sks. 46 B, Stj. 63, Orkn. 176; the form now usual is afsprengi, n., Fms. v. 217, Fas. ii. 391, Bret. 112.
af-springr
1. gener. offspring, progeny, v. the quotations above.
af-springr
2. in pl. used of the produce of the earth, Sks. 48 B (rare).
af-springr
3. metaph.:
af-springr
α. a band, a detached part of a body; þóttist Hrafn þegar vita, at þessi a. mundi vera af ferð þeirra Þorgils, that this detachment must be from the host of Thorgils and his followers, Sturl. iii. 274.
af-springr
β. a branch, ramification; ok er mikil van, at þar verði nokkurr a. (offshoot) af þessum ófriði á Limafirði, Fms. xi. 13.
af-springr
γ. rumour, notice, = afspraki; fá nokkurn a. um e-t, Fms. v.ii. 160.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
pref.
preface.
s. v.
sub voce.
v.
vide.
gener.
generally.
pl.
plural.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.

Works & Authors cited:

Al.
Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
Bret.
Breta Sögur. (G. I.)
Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Gþl.
Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Orkn.
Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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