For-kólfr

Old Norse Dictionary - for-kólfr

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

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

for-kólfr
m. a ‘fore-bolt,’ metaph. a head, chief, Al. 127; the reading gjörkólfr in Eb. 86 is prob. false.

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

Abbreviations used:

l.
line.
m.
masculine.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
prob.
probably.

Works & Authors cited:

Al.
Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
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