KeflaOld Norse Dictionary - kefla
Meaning of Old Norse word "kefla" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
kefla Old Norse word can mean:
- ð, to gag a lamb, so as to prevent its sucking; sagði at lömbunum væri tregast um átið fyrst er þau eru nýkefld, Eb. 244.
- II. to mangle; kefla þvátt, to mangle linen, freq. in mod. usage; ‘þar vartú at er maðr kefldi þvátt’ is prob. the true reading of the corrupt passage ‘er feaðr kleði þvátt’ in Skálda 162 (Thorodd); the MS. prob. had kelþi = kelfði (as the word is sounded), and aþr, which two words the transcriber mistook for kleþi and peaþr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛁᚠᛚᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
- Skálda. (H. I.)
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