Old Norwegian Dictionary - kafför

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "kafför" (or kaffǫr) in Norwegian.

As defined by the Johan Fritzer's Old Norwegian dictionary:

kafför (kaffǫr)
kafför, f. Bevægelse, hvorved en som er iVandet synker eller gaar til Bunds (jvffara í kaf); höfðu þau kaffarar ok héltvið drukknan Þ.hræð. 1111.

Part of speech: f

Orthography: Johan Fritzner's dictionary used the letter ö to represent the original Old Norwegian (or Old Norse) vowel ǫ. Therefore, kafför may be more accurately written as kaffǫr.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚴᛆᚠᚠᚯᚱ
Medieval Runes were used in Norway from 11th to 15th centuries.
Futhork was a continuation of earlier Younger Futhark runes, which were used to write Old Norse.

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