Erfi-öl

Old Norse Dictionary - erfi-öl

Meaning of Old Norse word "erfi-öl" (or erfi-ǫl) in English.

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

Abbreviations used:

Dan.
Danish.
L.
Linnæus.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

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