KarfiOld 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:
- 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.
- 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
- O. H. G.
- Old High German.
- frequent, frequently.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Ivar Aasen
- Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
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