Arfr

Old Norse Dictionary - arfr

Meaning of Old Norse word "arfr" in English.

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

arfr Old Norse word can mean:

arfr
s, m. [Ulf. arbi, neut.; A. S. yrfe.] It originally meant cattle, pecus, pecunia, as may be inferred from the A. S. orf = pecus, cattle, and yrfe = opes; Hel. arf and urf; Ormul. errfe; v. Ihre, GlossaR., and Grimm R. A. p. 467. Edda (Gl.) also mentions an arfi or arfr, bos, v. above.
arfr
I. inheritance, patrimony; taka arf eptir e-n, Grág. i. 170, 178; hon á allan arf eptir mik, is my sole heir, Nj. 3, Eb. 162, Gþl. 252.
arfr
II. a bull, v. above.
arfr
COMPDS: arfsskipti, arfaþáttR.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
f.
feminine.
Hel.
Heliand.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
neut.
neuter.
Ormul.
Ormulum.
R.
Rimur.
S.
Saga.
Ulf.
Ulfilas.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Gþl.
Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
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