Erfi-vörðr

Old Norse Dictionary - erfi-vörðr

Meaning of Old Norse word "erfi-vörðr" (or erfi-vǫrðr) in English.

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

erfi-vörðr (erfi-vǫrðr)
m. [A. S. erfeveord], an heir, poët., Gh. 14, Akv. 12, cp. the emendation of Bugge to Skv. 3. 60.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
cp.
compare.
m.
masculine.
poët.
poetically.
S.
Saga.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Akv.
Atla-kviða. (A. II.)
Gh.
Guðrúnar-hefna. (A. II.)
Skv.
Sigurðar-kviða. (A. II.)
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