Fall-valtr

Old Norse Dictionary - fall-valtr

Meaning of Old Norse word "fall-valtr" in English.

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

fall-valtr
adj. reeling, metaph. in eccl. writers, faltering, changeable, uncertain, of worldly things, opp. to heavenly; f. heimr, f.f. Post. 656 B. 11, Magn. 504; f. hlutir, opp. to eilífr hlutir, Hom. 42; f. fagnaðr þessa lífs, Fms. i. 225; fallvaltan rikdóm, 1 Tim. vi. 17.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
eccl.
ecclesiastical.
f.
feminine.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
n.
neuter.
opp.
opposed.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Hom.
Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
Magn.
Magnús Saga jarls. (E. II.)
Post.
Postula Sögur. (F. III.)
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