Far-aldr

Old Norse Dictionary - far-aldr

Meaning of Old Norse word "far-aldr" in English.

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

far-aldr
m. (neut. Fb. l. c.), medic. pestilence, cp. Bs. i. 662 (the verse), Fb. i. 583 (the verse): in mod. usage plague, among animals.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
l.
line.
l. c.
loco citato.
m.
masculine.
medic.
medicine, medically.
mod.
modern.
neut.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fb.
Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
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