ÞrefiOld Norse Dictionary - þrefi
Meaning of Old Norse word "þrefi" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. [A. S. þraf; Engl. thrave = number of two dozen, Johnson]:—a number of sheaves, a thrave, Edda ii. 491; cp. Dan. ‘en trave korn;’ in the phrase, raunlítið kemst opt á þrefa, small efforts soon make a shock, i. e. small matters soon grow into a quarrel, Mkv.; or is the metaphor from þref? cp. Gísl. 44 (above S. v. þref).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚦᚱᛁᚠᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
- i. e.
- id est.
- s. v.
- sub voce.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Gísla Saga. (D. II.)
- Málshátta-kvæði. (A. III.)
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