See also: afl. and AFL

IcelandicEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

afl n (genitive singular afls, nominative plural öfl)

  1. might, power, strength syn.
  2. force syn.
  3. energy syn.
  4. violence, force syn.

DeclensionEdit

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Old NorseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Probably from Proto-Germanic *abalaz or *afalaz (hearth).

PronunciationEdit

  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈɑvl̩/

NounEdit

afl m (genitive afls, plural aflar)

  1. a hearth (especially of a forge)
    • Stjórn 108, in 1862, C. R. Unger, Stjórn: gammelnorsk Bibelhistorie: fra Verdens Skabelse til det babyloniske Fangenskab. Christiania, page 312:
      Enn er gull tok at brenna i aflinum.
      And the gold began to burn in the hearth.
DeclensionEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Faroese: alv n
  • Icelandic: afl n
  • Norwegian: avl m

ReferencesEdit

  • afl in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • afl in An Icelandic-English Dictionary, R. Cleasby and G. Vigfússon, Clarendon Press, 1874, at Internet Archive.
  • afl in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *aflą.

NounEdit

afl n

  1. physical strength
  2. force, violence
  3. plurality of votes, majority
  4. virtue, inherent power
DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • afl in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press