Aldauða-arfr

Old Norse Dictionary - aldauða-arfr

Meaning of Old Norse word "aldauða-arfr" in English.

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

aldauða-arfr
m. a law term, an inheritance to which there is no heir alive,l. 282, n. G. l. i. 49; cp. Hkv. Hjörv. 11, where aldauðraarfr is a mis-reading; the meaning of the passage hyggsk a. ráða is, that he would destroy them to the last man.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
l.
line.
L.
Linnæus.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Gþl.
Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
Hkv.
Helga-kviða Hundingsbana. (A. II.)
Hkv. Hjörv.
Helga-kviða Hjörvarðssonar. (A. II.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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