As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
þefja Old Norse word can mean:
- 1. pret. þafði, = þæfa, remains in the part. þafðr:—to stir, thicken; hann hafði þá eigi þafðan sinn graut, he had not cooked his porridge thick;, Eb. 70 new Ed,; úri þafðr, ‘wave-beaten,’ of the sea-serpent, Bragi.
- 2. að, to smell, older form for þefa; nasir skyldi þefja ok ilma, Anecd. 4: to emit a smell, mín fæzla þefjar betr hverjum ilm, Sks. 632: part. þefjaðr, vel þ., sweet-smelling, fragrant, 531 B.
- 3. u, f. a smell, = þefr, Fms. vi. 164.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚦᛁᚠᛁᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
- Anecdoton. (H. II.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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