Her-örOld Norse Dictionary - her-ör
Meaning of Old Norse word "her-ör" (or her-ǫr) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- her-ör (her-ǫr)
- f. a ‘war-arrow,’ to be sent round as a token of war: the phrase, skera upp h., to summon to arms, Eg. 9, Fms. i. 92, vi. 24, x. 388, Fb. ii. 172, 188, Gþl. 82, cp. 433: for these customs see the remarks s. v. boð, p. 71, as also Scott’s Notes to Marmion, Canto III, on the Fiery Cross of the Scottish Clans.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, her-ör may be more accurately written as her-ǫr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛁᚱ-ᚢᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- s. v.
- sub voce.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)