At-hæfi

Old Norse Dictionary - at-hæfi

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

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

at-hæfi
(not athœfi, vide Sks. B., which carefully distinguishes between æ and œ), n. conduct, behaviour; a. kristinna manna, their rites, service, Fms. ii. 37, cp. Ld. 174; í öllu sínu a., conduct, proceeding, Fms. xi. 78, viii. 253: manners, ceremonies, Sks. 301; konunga a., royal manners, Hom.: þetta hefir verit a. (instinct) þessa skrímsls, Sks.: deeds, doings; skal nú þar standa fyrst um a. þeirra, Mag. 11. Now freq. in a theol. sense.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
theol.
theological, theologically.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Hom.
Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Mag.
Magus Saga. (G. II.)
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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