Apa

Old Norse Dictionary - apa

Meaning of Old Norse word "apa" in English.

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

apa
að, [Engl. to ape; Germ. äffen = deludere], to mock, make sport of; margan hefir auðr apat (a proverb), ‘auri sacra fames,’ Sl. 34, cp. Hm. 74: pass., apask at e-u, to become the fool of, Sl. 62. Now, a. e-t epter, to mock or imitate as an ape: also, a. e-n útúr, to pervert one’s words in a mocking way.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
Engl.
English.
Germ.
German.
gl.
glossary.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
pass.
passive.

Works & Authors cited:

Hm.
Hává-mál. (A. I.)
Sl.
Sólarljóð. (A. III.)
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