ÞefaOld Norse Dictionary - þefa
Meaning of Old Norse word "þefa" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- að, to smell, sniff; þefaði sem hann rekti spor sem hundar, Fær. 170; matr svá lítill at hón þefaði af, Bárð. 175: part., ílla þefaðr, ill-smelling, foul, Fms. x. 208; vel þefaðr, Pr. 473.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚦᛁᚠᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Bárðar Saga. (D. V.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Færeyinga Saga. (E. II.)
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