As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- erfi-öl (erfi-ǫl)
- n. [Dan. arveöl], a wake, funeral feast, n. G. L. i. 14.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, erfi-öl may be more accurately written as erfi-ǫl.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᚱᚠᛁ-ᚢᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)