KaffeOld Norse Dictionary - kaffe
Meaning of Old Norse word "kaffe" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. coffee; kaffe-kvern, kaffe-bolli, kaffe-ketill, a coffee-mill, coffee-cup, coffee-pot; derived from the Fr. café through Dan. caffe, and not older than the 18th century, for the satirical poem Þagnarmál of 1728 and Eggert Ólafsson (died 1768) mention tea and tobacco, but not coffee, which came into use in Icel. as a popular beverage not earlier than the end of the 18th century.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛅᚠᚠᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- French in etymologies.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fritzner’s Dictionary, 1867.