OfraOld Icelandic Dictionary - ofra
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "ofra" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
ofra Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (að), v.
- 1) to brandish, wave in the air, with dat. (o. vápnum sínum);
- 2) to raise, lift (o. líkam hins helga Ólafs); þegar er sólu var ofrat, as soon as the sun had risen; o. sér, to raise the head, appear (líðr þá eigi langt áðr gömul úhlýðni ofrar sér);
- 3) refl., ofrast, to become known (Guðmundr vildi eigi þat o. láta); to pride oneself (af e-u).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚠᚱᛅ
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