As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- að, [Goth. daubnan; Swed. domna], to become dead, of limbs; dofnaði höndin, Fms. vi. 203, Stj. 296, 297: of water, flat, Sks. 165: metaph. the phrase, dofnar yfir e-u, the matter begins to die out, people cease to talk about it, Fms. x. 301, Bs. i. 348, Band. 4; hugr dofnar, the mind gets heavy, Brandkr. 60.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚢᚠᚾᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Banda-manna Saga. (D. II.)
- Brandkrossa-þáttr. (D. V.)
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
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