As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
arfr Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (gen. arfs), m.
- 1) inheritance; taka arf, to take possession of an inheritance; taka arf eptir e-n, to be heir to a person, to inherit; standa til arfs eptir e-n, to be entitled to inherit a person; hón á allan arf eptir mik, she is my sole heir; selja arf, to sell the expectation of inheritance (= selja arfván);
- 2) patrimony = föðurleifð.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚱᚠᚱ
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