HverfiOld Norse Dictionary - hverfi
Meaning of Old Norse word "hverfi" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a cluster of farms, such as almost to form a village, freq. in Icel. local names, Fiskilækjar-hverfi, Skóga-h., Rangár-h., Ingólfshöfða-h., Fljóts-h., Landn.: metaph., vizku-h., the abode of wisdom = the breast, Fbr. (in a verse); tanna-h., the ‘tooth-abode,’ i. e. the mouth, Kristni S. (in a verse): a shelter, verða e-m at hverfi, Sturl. i. (in a verse).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᛁᚱᚠᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- i. e.
- id est.
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
- Kristni S.
- Kristni Saga. (D. I. III.)
- Landnáma. (D. I.)
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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