Old Norse Dictionary - for-vað

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

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

n. shoal water between the cliffs and the flowing tide: hence the phrase, í síðustu forvöð, to pass the last shoal water before the tide cuts the passage off, also metaph. to delay till the last moment; göra flekann allan, ok halda upp forvöðunum þar í hjá, D. n. vi. 167, where it seems to mean a ford.

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

Abbreviations used:

metaphorical, metaphorically.

Works & Authors cited:

D. N.
Diplomatarium Norvagicum. (J. II.)
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