KveyfaOld Norse Dictionary - kveyfa
Meaning of Old Norse word "kveyfa" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- d, this—not kneyfa or qneyfa as in the Editions—is the true form of the word, which has become obsolete in Icel., but remains in Engl.; [Engl. quaff = to drink in large draughts till one loses breath]:—to quaff; Egill kveyfði af horninu í einum drykk, Eg. 557; Egill drakk um hríð, ok kveyfði hvert horn er at honum kom, 559, Trist. 10; kveyfa ker, Mag. 68; hlífðit Kristr þá er kólgu hrafn kveyfði með stöfnum, Christ helped not when the sea raven (his ship) quaffed water from stem to stern, was swamped, Bs. i. 16 (in a verse).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚢᛁᚢᚠᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Magus Saga. (G. II.)