As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
at-hvarf Old Norse word can mean:
- n. [hverfa at, to turn towards]:
- α. in the phrase, göra e-m a., to pay one compliments, pay attention to, Bs. i. 801; hann er vel við þormóð ok görði meir at athvarfi við hann, he treated Th. respectfully or cultivated his friendship, Fbr. 119; Sighvatr görði at athvarfi um sendimenn konungs, ok spurði þá margra tíðenda, he communicated with them or paid themvisits, attended to them, Hkr. ii. 214.
- β. athvarf is now freq. in the sense of shelter, refuge.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛏ-ᚼᚢᛅᚱᚠ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
- Theophilus. (F. III.)
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