Bak-ferla

Old Norse Dictionary - bak-ferla

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

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

bak-ferla
að, [ferill], prop. to step backwards; þat (viz. the word ave) sýnir öfgað, bakferlað (read backwards) nafnit Eva, 655 xxvii. 18, to break, annul; b. ofbeldi e-s, Stj. 233; at b. þat allt er Domitianus hafði boðit, 623. 13; rjúfa ok b., to break and make void, Sturl. i. 171 C.

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

Abbreviations used:

l.
line.
prop.
proper, properly.
viz.
namely.

Works & Authors cited:

Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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