At-för

Old Norse Dictionary - at-för

Meaning of Old Norse word "at-för" (or at-fǫr) in English.

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

at-för Old Norse word can mean:

at-för (at-fǫr)
ar, f.
at-för (at-fǫr)
1. prop. a going to; as a Norse law term, execution, domr ok atför, Gþl. 361, 389: mod. Dan. adfœrd, cp. atferð, γ.
at-för (at-fǫr)
2. in Icel. commonly of an onslaught or armed aggression, Fms. i. 54, Nj. 93, 93, 99, 113, Sturl. iii. 237, Ann. 1252. 3. method = aðferð, Fms. ii. 328.
at-för (at-fǫr)
COMPDS: atfarardómr, atfararþing, atfaralaust.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, at-för may be more accurately written as at-fǫr.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
cp.
compare.
Dan.
Danish.
l.
line.
mod.
modern.
n.
neuter.
prop.
proper, properly.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.

Works & Authors cited:

Gþl.
Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
Ann.
Íslenzkir Annálar. (D. IV.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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