Karfi

Old Norse Dictionary - karfi

Meaning of Old Norse word "karfi" in English.

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

karfi Old Norse word can mean:

karfi
1. a, m. [Engl. carp; O. H. G. charpho; Germ. karpfe], a kind of fish, a carp, Edda (gl.): so in the phrase, rauðr sem karfi, red as a k., Flor. 71; karfa-rjóðr, blushing like a goldfish.
karfi
2. a, m., botan. cumin, freq. in Norway, Ivar Aasen, but in Icel. this old word appears to be lost.

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

Abbreviations used:

Engl.
English.
Germ.
German.
gl.
glossary.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
O. H. G.
Old High German.
botan.
botanically.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Ivar Aasen
Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
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