As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- að, (older form kvafna, Sks. 108), to be suffocated, choked, in water, steam, or the like; kafna af sandfoki, Al. 50; sögðu at Kvásir hefði kafnat í mannviti, Edda 47; k. í stofu-reyk, Grett. 116: of light, to be extinguished, Sks. 208: of a horse, kafna eðr springa, Fas. iii. 74.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛅᚠᚾᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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