Dúfa

Old Norse Dictionary - dúfa

Meaning of Old Norse word "dúfa" in English.

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

dúfa Old Norse word can mean:

dúfa
u, f., gen. pl. dúfna; [Goth. dubo; A. S. duva; Engl. dove; Dan. due; Swed. dufva; O. H. G. tûba; Germ. taube]
dúfa
1. a dove, Stj. 111, Hom. 57, 65, Al. 168: as a term of affection, my dove.
dúfa
2. poët. a wave, one of the daughters of Ran, Edda.
dúfa
COMPDS: dúfuligr, dúfunef, dúfuungi.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
Dan.
Danish.
Engl.
English.
f.
feminine.
gen.
genitive.
Germ.
German.
gl.
glossary.
Goth.
Gothic.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
O. H. G.
Old High German.
pl.
plural.
S.
Saga.
Swed.
Swedish.
poët.
poetically.

Works & Authors cited:

Al.
Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
Hom.
Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
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