At-höfn

Old Norse Dictionary - at-höfn

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

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

at-höfn Old Norse word can mean:

at-höfn
f. [hafast at, to commit], conduct, behaviour, business; hvat er hann hafði frétt um a. Skota konungs, his doings and whereabouts, Eg. 271; fengin var þeim önnur a., occupation, Fbr. 19; ganga til skripta ok segja sínar athafnir, to go to shrift and confess his behaviour, Fms. i. 301; í athöfnum margir, en sumir í kaupferðum, Orkn. 298; er þat ok likligt at þú fylgir þar eptir þinni a., (ironically) that you will go your own foolish way, Fs. 4.
at-höfn
COMPDS: athafnarlauss, athafnarleysi, athafnarmaðr.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fbr.
Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
Orkn.
Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
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