Fórna

Old Norse Dictionary - fórna

Meaning of Old Norse word "fórna" in English.

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

fórna Old Norse word can mean:

fórna
að, to offer, with acc. of the offering, dat. of the person; fórna mér reykelsi, Stj. 431; mörr er fórnaðr, 430. 1 Sam. ii. 16; þá hluti er hann vildi fórna, 410; fórna þik Guði, offer thee to God, 407: to offer as a present, Fms. ix. 450, Al. 96: in mod. usage, with dat. of the offering and the Deity, e. g. fórna Guði bænum sínum.
fórna
2. the phrase, fórna höndum, to lift the hands to heaven as in prayer, or to wring the hands as in agony; that this phrase was also known to the ancients may be inferred from the compd, fórnar-hendr, f. pl. offering hands, uplifted hands, Magn. 514.

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

Abbreviations used:

acc.
accusative.
dat.
dative.
e. g.
exempli gratia.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
f.
feminine.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.

Works & Authors cited:

Al.
Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Magn.
Magnús Saga jarls. (E. II.)
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