Aptra

Old Norse Dictionary - aptra

Meaning of Old Norse word "aptra" in English.

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

aptra
að, to take back, hinder, withdraw; with dat., a. ferð sinni, to desist from, delay, Fms. x. 17; Þorgrímr bað þá niðr setjast, ok skal eigi boði a., i. e. you shall be welcome as before, Valla L. 217; eigi mun ek a. mér (hesitate) at þessu, Grett. 116 A; hversu þeir öptruðu sér þá er þeir kómu á þingit, how they hesitated, wavered, withdrew, Bs. i. 741, Flor. 7: now a. e-u is to hinder, prohibit.

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

Abbreviations used:

dat.
dative.
i. e.
id est.
L.
Linnæus.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Grett.
Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
Valla L.
Valla Ljóts Saga. (D. II.)
➞ See all works cited in the dictionary
Back