As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
af-taka Old Norse word can mean:
- n, f. = aftak:
- 1. gener. loss, privation; a. ok missa, of a personal loss by death, Edda 37.
- 2. death by violent means, slaughter; til aftöku manna eðr fú upp at taka, for the cutting off of men or the confiscation of their goods, Eg. 73, 252; hann hafði verit at aftöku þorkels fústra, Fms. vii. 201, Orkn. 22 old Ed. Formerly there were no public executions in Icel., except the stoning of wizards or witches, Ld. ch. 98, Eb. ch. 20, Vd. ch. 26; and the hanging of thieves, Fbr. ch. 19, Kb. l. c. Now, however, used in the sense of public execution, and in various compds, e. g. aftöku-staðr, m. place of execution, etc.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚠ-ᛏᛅᚴᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- e. g.
- exempli gratia.
- et cetera.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- l. c.
- loco citato.
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Konungs-bók. (B. I, C. I, etc.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
- Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
- Vatnsdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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