Old Norse Dictionary - krafla

Meaning of Old Norse word "krafla" in English.

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

krafla Old Norse word can mean:

1. að, to paw or scrabble with the hands; ok kraflaði fyrir (frá?) nösunum, he (an exposed infant) had pawed (the snow) from his face, Fs. 60; still used, krafla fram úr e-u, to crawl out of a strait.
2. u, f. a nickname of an infant, see the preceding word: the name of a volcano in Iceland.

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
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