At-fang

Old Norse Dictionary - at-fang

Meaning of Old Norse word "at-fang" in English.

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

at-fang
n. [fá at, to provide], only in pl., provisions, victuals, Bs. i. 130. Esp. used with dagr, or kveld, of the eve of great festivals, and partic. that of Yule: atfanga-dagr, pronounced affanga, m., a. Jóla, Yule Eve, Christmas Eve, Grett. 97, 140, Fms. ii. 37, Ísl. ii. 232, Orkn. 186 old Ed., where the new Ed. p. 242 reads atfangs- (in sing.), which is very rare, Þórð. 11. atfangadags-kveld, n. Christmas Eve, Bárð. 176. atfanga-maðr, m. = atdráttamaðr, Grett. 119 A.

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

Abbreviations used:

l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
partic.
particularly.
pl.
plural.
sing.
singular.

Works & Authors cited:

Bárð.
Bárðar Saga. (D. V.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Esp.
Espólin Árbækr Íslands.
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Grett.
Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
Orkn.
Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
Þórð.
Þórðar Saga hreðu. (D. V.)
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