Al-föðr

Old Norse Dictionary - al-föðr

Meaning of Old Norse word "al-föðr" (or al-fǫðr) in English.

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

al-föðr (al-fǫðr)
m. father of all, the name of Odin as the supreme god in Scandinavian mythology, Edda i. 37 (Ed. Havn.) Now used (theol.) of God.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

Havn.
Havniensis.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
theol.
theological, theologically.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
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