Afla

Old Icelandic Dictionary - afla

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "afla" in English.

As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):

afla Old Icelandic word can mean:

afla
(að), v.
afla
1) to gain, earn, procure (~ e-m e-s);
afla
~ sér fjár ok frama, to earn fame and wealth;
afla
~ði þessi bardagi honum mikillar frægðar, brought him great fame;
afla
2) with acc., to earn (~ði hann þar fé mikit);
afla
refl., e-m ~st e-t, one gains a thing;
afla
3) with dat., to perform, accomplish (hann ~ði brátt mikilli vinnu);
afla
with infin., to be able (ekki ~r hann því at standa í móti yður).

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚠᛚᛅ

Abbreviations used:

e-m
einhverjum.
e-s
einhvers.
acc.
accusative.
e-t
eitthvat.
dat.
dative.
n.
neuter.
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