Af-vöxtr

Old Norse Dictionary - af-vöxtr

Meaning of Old Norse word "af-vöxtr" (or af-vǫxtr) in English.

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

af-vöxtr (af-vǫxtr)
m. ‘off-wax,’ i. e. decrease, N. G. L. i. 214; opp. to ávöxtr.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, af-vöxtr may be more accurately written as af-vǫxtr.

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

Abbreviations used:

i. e.
id est.
L.
Linnæus.
m.
masculine.
opp.
opposed.

Works & Authors cited:

N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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