Bakfall

Old Icelandic Dictionary - bakfall

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "bakfall" in English.

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

bakfall Old Icelandic word can mean:

bakfall
n.
bakfall
1) falling backwards, esp. in pl., róa bakföllum, knýja árar með stórum bakföllum, to take long pulls with the oars;
bakfall
2) attack in the rear, = bakslag; veita e-m ~, to attack in the rear.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛅᚴᚠᛅᛚᛚ

Abbreviations used:

n.
neuter.
esp.
especially.
pl.
plural.
e-m
einhverjum.
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