Dökk-álfar

Old Norse Dictionary - dökk-álfar

Meaning of Old Norse word "dökk-álfar" (or dǫkk-álfar) in English.

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

dökk-álfar (dǫkk-álfar)
n. pl. the Dark elves, as opp. to Ljósálfar, Edda 12, answering to the huldu-folk of mod. legends.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, dökk-álfar may be more accurately written as dǫkk-álfar.

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

Abbreviations used:

l.
line.
mod.
modern.
n.
neuter.
opp.
opposed.
pl.
plural.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
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