Bak-fall

Old Norse Dictionary - bak-fall

Meaning of Old Norse word "bak-fall" in English.

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

bak-fall
n. falling backwards, Fas. iii. 569: esp. in pl. in the phrase, róa bakföllum, to take a long pull with the oars, i. 215: milit. attack from behind = bakslag, Fms. viii. 115, ix. 405.

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

Abbreviations used:

esp.
especially.
l.
line.
lit.
literally.
milit.
military.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.

Works & Authors cited:

Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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