HverfrOld Norse Dictionary - hverfr
Meaning of Old Norse word "hverfr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
hverfr Old Norse word can mean:
- adj. shifty; hverf haustgríma, Hm. 73; hverfr hugr, a shifty mind, Sol. 31: crank, of a ship, freq. in mod. usage: also in the phrase, stýra hverft, to steer wrong. Fas. ii. 178.
- 2. metaph., ráða hverft, to give false counsel, Karl. III; fara hverft, to start, stagger, as if frightened, Nj. 197, Sd. 154; whence the mod. verða hverft, to be startled, be frightened: of clothes, rétt-hverfr, turning right; út-hverfr, turning outside; as also út-hverfa, rétt-hverfa, u, f.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᛁᚱᚠᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Hává-mál. (A. I.)
- Karla-magnús Saga. (G. I.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
- Svarfdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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