ÞöftaOld Norse Dictionary - þöfta
Meaning of Old Norse word "þöfta" (or þǫfta) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- þöfta (þǫfta)
- [þóf?], a απ. λεγ., to throb, beat (?) like a pulse; sýndisk honum höndin heit, ok rauk af, ok þöftu æðarnar, the hand seemed to be warm and steamed, and the veins beat, Fas. iii. 395.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, þöfta may be more accurately written as þǫfta.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚦᚢᚠᛏᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- απ. λεγ.
- απαξ. λεγόμενον.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)