Ör-deyðaOld Norse Dictionary - ör-deyða
Meaning of Old Norse word "ör-deyða" (or ǫr-deyða) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- ör-deyða (ǫr-deyða)
- u, f. utter death, a fishing term used when fish will not bite; komi þá enginn kolmúligr úr kafi, þá mun ördeyða á öllu Norðr-hafi, Ísl. Þjóðs.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, ör-deyða may be more accurately written as ǫr-deyða.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚱ-ᛏᛁᚢᚦᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Ísl. Þjóðs.
- Íslenzkar Þjóðsögur.