Afls-munr

Old Norse Dictionary - afls-munr

Meaning of Old Norse word "afls-munr" in English.

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

afls-munr Old Norse word can mean:

afls-munr
m. odds, superiority of strength, esp. in the phrase, kenna aflsmunar, where there is a short struggle, the one being soon overcome, Eb. 182, Eg. 508, Hkr. i. 286:
afls-munr
β. kenna aflsmuna = kosta afls, to exert oneself to the utmost; varð hann at kenna a. (to exert the whole of his strength) áðr hann kæmi honum undir, Eb. 172.

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

Abbreviations used:

esp.
especially.
m.
masculine.

Works & Authors cited:

Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
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