At-hvarf

Old Norse Dictionary - at-hvarf

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

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

at-hvarf Old Norse word can mean:

at-hvarf
n. [hverfa at, to turn towards]:
at-hvarf
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.
at-hvarf
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

Abbreviations used:

n.
neuter.
freq.
frequent, frequently.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fbr.
Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Th.
Theophilus. (F. III.)
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