As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
fífa Old Norse word can mean:
- u, f. [Gr. πάππος], cotton grass, eriophorum, Stj. 40; Icel. say, léttr sem fifa, light as f.; fífu-kveykr, m. a wick of f.
- β. metaph. and poët. an arrow, Edda (Gl.): the name of a ship, from her swiftness, Orkn.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛁᚠᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
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