Old 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

Abbreviations used:

απ. λεγ.
απαξ. λεγόμενον.

Works & Authors cited:

Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
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