Arfi

Old Norse Dictionary - arfi

Meaning of Old Norse word "arfi" in English.

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

arfi Old Norse word can mean:

arfi
a, m. [Ulf. arbia; O. H. G. arpis, erpo; Germ. erbe; Hel. abaro = filius; A. S. eafora, afora per metath.], an heir, heiress (and poët. a son in gener.): with gen. pers., arfar veganda, his heirs,l. 131; þar næst var Ósk hennar a., her heiress, heir to her property, Ld. 58; Guðríðr ok Þorgerðr lögligir arfar (heiresses) Sölva, Dipl. v. 1: with gen. of the thing, er hann þá a. hvársttveggja, heir of both things, Grág. i. 221; a. óðala, Gþl. 294; a. at e-u, heir to a property, Sturl. ii. 197. Not freq., erfingi being the common word.
arfi
II. an ox, bull, Edda (Gl.), vide arfr.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
f.
feminine.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
gen.
genitive.
gener.
generally.
Germ.
German.
Hel.
Heliand.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
metath.
metathesis.
n.
neuter.
O. H. G.
Old High German.
pers.
person.
pl.
plural.
poët.
poetically.
S.
Saga.
Ulf.
Ulfilas.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Dipl.
Diplomatarium. (J. I.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Gþl.
Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
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