'armed' (Modern English )
Proposed ON Etymon (OIcel representative)
vápna 'to furnish with arms'
(ONP vápna (vb.))
Other Scandinavian Reflexes
Far vápna, Icel vopna, Norw våpna, Sw våpna
wǣpnian 'to arm'
Phonological and morphological markers
ON /ɑ:/ < PGmc */e:/ (1)
Orthographic variants indicating ā or ō are attested as early as c1275(?a1200) Lay.Brut (Clg A.9) and a1325(c1250) Gen.& Ex. (Corp-C 444), and characteristic of N texts (see MED, Bj.).
Occurrences in the Gersum Corpus