As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
yfrinn Old Norse word can mean:
- adj., so written in the uncontractcd cases, but in the contracted cases the f is absorbed, ýrinn or œrinn, qq. v.; [yfir, of]:—over-great, abundant, large; yfrin (ærin, v. l.) var þurft til, Fms. viii. 56, v. l.; yfrin nauðsyn, 137, ix. 35, Hkr. i. 279; yfrin gaótt, Fms. viii. 18; hafi þér aflat mikit, ok er þat sumt er yfrit er, overmuch, 230; eru ok yfrin efni til, 219; var þeim yfrinn hugr undan at róa, 378; eldsneyti yfrit, xi. 239; yfrit afl, Sks. 198; yfrit ár, 613.
- 2. neut. as adverb; yfrið margir, very many, Fms. xi. 273; yfrit marga, Sks. 683, 692; yfrit mikill, very great, Fms. viii. 137; yfrit lengi, very long, 420; yfrit djarfr, very bold, 432.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚠᚱᛁᚾᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- q. v.
- quod vide.
- v. l.
- varia lectio.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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