TaflOld Icelandic Dictionary - tafl
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "tafl" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
tafl Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) a board-game, ‘tables’, chess, draughts; sitja at tafli, leika t., at tafli, to play at chess; nú eru brögð í tafli, there is a trick in the game, there is foul play;
- 2) the board with the pieces (taflit svarfaðist);
- 3) piece in the game, = tafla.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛅᚠᛚ
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