Efri

Old Icelandic Dictionary - efri

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "efri" in English.

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

efri Old Icelandic word can mean:

efri
(older form øfri), a. compar.,
efri
1) upper, opp. to neðri;
efri
bera efra skjöld, to gain the victory;
efri
verða e-m ~, to be superior to;
efri
hit efra,
efri
a) high above ground (fara hit efra í trjám sem apynjur eða íkornar);
efri
b) the upper or inland road, opp. to ‘hit ytra’, along the shore (sumir fóru hit efra til Þríhyrningshálsa);
efri
by land, opp. to the sea;
efri
c) of the inner part of a building, opposed to ‘hit fremra’ or the part nearest the door (konungr settist í hásæti ok alskipat var hit efra ok hit fremra);
efri
2) latter;
efri
þetta var inn efra hlut sumars, towards the end of summer;
efri
á efra aldri, advanced in years.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᚠᚱᛁ

Abbreviations used:

compar.
comparative.
e-m
einhverjum.
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