Afl-vöðvi

Old Norse Dictionary - afl-vöðvi

Meaning of Old Norse word "afl-vöðvi" (or afl-vǫðvi) in English.

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

afl-vöðvi (afl-vǫðvi)
a, m. [vöðvi, a muscle], the biceps muscle, Sturl. 51, Ld. 220, Fas. ii. 344.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

l.
line.
m.
masculine.

Works & Authors cited:

Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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