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
- theological, theologically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.