VafOld Norse Dictionary - vaf
Meaning of Old Norse word "vaf" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
vaf Old Norse word can mean:
- n. [vefja], a wrapping, winding round, in sí-vaf (see sí); var tekinn knífr ok vafðr … Þorsteinn stakk í augun knífinum upp at vafinu, Sturl. ii. 181: the phrase, vera mikill í vöfum, to be bulky and heavy.
- 2. in Icel. the piece of skin wound round a quill for infants to suck is called vaf.
- II. [vefa] = fyrir-vaf, the weft.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛅᚠ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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