Old Norse Dictionary - löngum-orðinn

Meaning of Old Norse word "löngum-orðinn" (or lǫngum-orðinn) in English.

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

löngum-orðinn (lǫngum-orðinn)
long-talker, long-winded talker, used as a vocative, in king Harald’s parting words to the poet Arnór—kom sja til nakkvars, löngumorðinn, he came for something, that long-talker! Mork. 32; in Fms. vii. 198 the passage is corrupted into kom svá næst til Noregs, by the transcriber who did not understand the king’s banter.

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

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

Works & Authors cited:

Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Morkinskinna. (E. I.)
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