As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
afrendr Old Norse word can mean:
- adj. [frequently or almost constantly spelt afreyndr, as if from ‘af-’ intens. and ‘raun,’ of great prowess; but the derivation from ‘afr- = afar-’ and ‘-endi or -indi’ is better].
- I. in the phrase, a. at afli, very strong, valiant, FmS. ii. 87, Finnb. 254; compar. afrendari, FmS. x. 321, FS. 33, 48 (where the MS. Vh. spells afreyndr, so also does the Fb. i. 341, etc.)
- II. absol. without adding at afli, Lv. 101 (where written afreyndr).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚠᚱᛁᚾᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- et cetera.
- absolute, absolutely.
Works & Authors cited:
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Finnboga Saga. (D. V.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
- Vatnshyrna MS.
- Ljósvetninga Saga. (D. II.)
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