VáveifligaOld Norse Dictionary - váveifliga
Meaning of Old Norse word "váveifliga" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adv. (mod. voveifliga), suddenly; bersk þat at váveifliga, at þeir vöknuðu við þat at skálinn logaði yfir þeim, Fms. x. 290; tíðindi koma v. til eyrna e-m, Bs. i. 139; flugu hjá þeim fuglar margir váveifliga, Fms. i. 273; koma v. at e-m, kom konungr at honum v., x. 315, Ó. H. 98, Edda (pref.): freq. in mod. usage, but with the notion of evil, danger.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛅᚢᛁᛁᚠᛚᛁᚴᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Ó. H.
- Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)
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