LyfjaOld Norse Dictionary - lyfja
Meaning of Old Norse word "lyfja" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- að, to heal; in the phrase, lyfja e-m elli, to cure one of old age = to kill him downright, Am. 74, Fas. iii. 155, 156; lyfja þeim sitt of beldi, to cure them of their overbearance, Al. 10; skal ek lyfja þér þína íllsku, Flóv. 43.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᚢᚠᛁᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
- Atla-mál. (A. II.)
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Flóvents Saga. (G. II.)
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