Erfða-öldr

Old Norse Dictionary - erfða-öldr

Meaning of Old Norse word "erfða-öldr" (or erfða-ǫldr) in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

erfða-öldr (erfða-ǫldr)
n. [Dan. arveöl], a funeral feast, n. G. L. i. 432.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, erfða-öldr may be more accurately written as erfða-ǫldr.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᚱᚠᚦᛅ-ᚢᛚᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

Dan.
Danish.
L.
Linnæus.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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