Erfingi

Old Norse Dictionary - erfingi

Meaning of Old Norse word "erfingi" in English.

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

erfingi
ja, m., (arfingi, Fms. ix. 328, Gþl. 287), pl. erfingjar, [arbingjas (pl.), Runic stone in Tune; Ulf. renders κληρονόμος by arbja or arbinumja; Dan. arving; Swed. arfvinge]:—an heir, Grág. i. 217, Eg. 25, Nj. 3, 656 C. 36, Fms. l. c., etc. etc. erfingja-lauss, adj. without heirs, Fms. v. 298, x. 307.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
Dan.
Danish.
etc.
et cetera.
f.
feminine.
l.
line.
l. c.
loco citato.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.
s. v.
sub voce.
Swed.
Swedish.
Ulf.
Ulfilas.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Gþl.
Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
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