For-fall

Old Norse Dictionary - for-fall

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

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

for-fall Old Norse word can mean:

for-fall
n. a let, hindrance, esp. in pl. as a law phrase, Gþl. 102, H. E. ii. 82: a drawback, Fas. ii. 466. forfalla-laust, n. adj. and adv. = in case that there be no let or hindrance, Jb. 222, Gþl. 13, K. Á. 22, H. E. i. 516: in n. G. l. i. 351 it is used = without legal cause = foráttu-laust.
for-fall
II. sing. a bed-curtain, Edda (Gl.), Ed. Arna-Magn. ii. 494; hann brá upp forfalli, ok sá at þar lá madr, Mag. 1: used as masc. (for-fallinn), El. 24.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
adv.
adverb.
esp.
especially.
l.
line.
L.
Linnæus.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.
v.
vide.
masc.
masculine.
sing.
singular.

Works & Authors cited:

Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Gþl.
Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
H. E.
Historia Ecclesiastica Islandiae. (J. I.)
Jb.
Jóns-bók. (B. III.)
K. Á.
Kristinn-réttr Árna biskups. (B. III.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
Arna-Magn.
Arna-Magnacanus.
Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
El.
Elis Saga. (G. II.)
Mag.
Magus Saga. (G. II.)
Magn.
Magnús Saga jarls. (E. II.)
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