Dreif

Old Norse Dictionary - dreif

Meaning of Old Norse word "dreif" in English.

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

dreif Old Norse word can mean:

dreif
f. scattering; á dreif, id.; á víð ok dreif, scattered abroad, Grönd. 166.
dreif
2. a chain; haukr bundinn í gull-dreifum, and haukrinn komst hvergi þvíat dreifarnar héldu honum, El. (Fr.)

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
Fr.
French in etymologies.
l.
line.

Works & Authors cited:

Grönd.
Benedikt Gröndal.
El.
Elis Saga. (G. II.)
Fr.
Fritzner’s Dictionary, 1867.
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