As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj. gen. rs (and thus not akin to api), cold, sharp, chilly; en aprasta hríð, sharp fighting, Ó. T. 59; sterkastr ok aprastr við at eiga, the worst to deal with, Þiðr. 183; erida vóru allöpr tilbrigðin (cold, malignant), 89; því föru vér aprir, we feel sad, chilly, a verse written in 1047, Lex. Poët.: a word quite obsolete. (Björn however mentions it as a living word.) Mod. Icel. napr, adj. nearly in the same sense, cold, chilly, of weather; cold, spiteful, snappish, of temper: nepja, u, f. a chill, piercing cold: nepringr, m. id.: [are these words identical (?).]
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛒᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
Works & Authors cited:
- Biörn Halldórsson.
- Lex. Poët.
- Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
- Ó. T.
- Ólafs Saga Tryggvasonar. (E. I.)
- Þiðreks Saga. (G. I.)
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