For-hleypi

Old Norse Dictionary - for-hleypi

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

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

for-hleypi
n. a ‘fore-leaping,’ in the phrase, hafa e-n at forhleypi, or at forhleypis-manni, to use one as a ‘fore-leaper,’ i. e. as a cat’s paw, Nj. 224, Sturl. i. 181.

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

Abbreviations used:

i. e.
id est.
l.
line.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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