Old Norse Dictionary - öfga

Meaning of Old Norse word "öfga" (or ǫfga) in English.

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

öfga Old Norse word can mean:

öfga (ǫfga)
að, to turn in inverse order; öfga vápni at manni. to turn the butt-end of a weapon to a man, N. G. L. i; allir stafir þessa nafns (i. e. ave from Eva = Eve) eru öfgaðir … ‘Eva’ öfgast ok ‘ave’ er sagt, Mar. (of an anagram).
öfga (ǫfga)
2. reflex. to be froward, angry; öfgast búendr göfgir, Sighvat.
öfga (ǫfga)
3. in mod. usage, öfga e-t, to exaggerate, report falsely.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, öfga may be more accurately written as ǫfga.

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

Abbreviations used:

i. e.
id est.

Works & Authors cited:

Maríu Saga. (F. III.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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