Aur-falr

Old Norse Dictionary - aur-falr

Meaning of Old Norse word "aur-falr" in English.

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

aur-falr Old Norse word can mean:

aur-falr
s, m. [aurr, lutum, falr], the spike at the butt-end of a spear, Gr. σαυρωτήρ; þeir settu niðr aurfalina er þeir stóðu ok studdust við spjót sín, Fms. i. 280; síðan mældi hann grundvöll húsgörðarinnar fyrir þórhalli með aurfalnum á spjóti sínu, ii. 230; Abner sneri spjótinu í hendi sér ok lagði aurfalnum framan í kviðinn, Stj. 497, 2 Sam. ii. 23 (in Engl. Vers. ‘the hinder end of the spear’), Art. 105.
aur-falr
β. used of an arrow, Fb. iii. 406.

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

Abbreviations used:

Engl.
English.
gl.
glossary.
Gr.
Greek.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.

Works & Authors cited:

Art.
Artus-kappa Sögur. (G. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Fb.
Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
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