Arf-borinn

Old Norse Dictionary - arf-borinn

Meaning of Old Norse word "arf-borinn" in English.

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

arf-borinn
adj. part., prop. a legitimate son or daughter, Fms. i. 86; defined, sá er a. er kominn er til alls réttar, N. G. L. ii. 211. Freq. spelt árborinn by suppressing the f (so N. G. L. ii. 50), and used in Norse law of a freeman, v. the quotation above from N. G. L., which clearly shews the identity of the two words, i. 171; algildis vitni tveggja manna árborinna ok skilvænna, ii. 211: the alliterated phrase alnir ok árbornir (the phrase aldir og óbornir may be a corruption from arb.), freeborn and freebred, 310. The passage in Stor. verse 2 is in Lex. Poët. explained by olim ablatus: the poet probably meant to say genuine, pure, in a metaph. sense, of the true poetic beverage, not the adulterated one, mentioned in the Edda 49; the cup from the right cask.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
L.
Linnæus.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
part.
participle.
prop.
proper, properly.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Lex. Poët.
Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
Stor.
Sona-torrek. (A. III.)
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