Ör-eigi

Old Norse Dictionary - ör-eigi

Meaning of Old Norse word "ör-eigi" (or ǫr-eigi) in English.

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

ör-eigi Old Norse word can mean:

ör-eigi (ǫr-eigi)
and ör-eiga, adj. also used as a noun, want, destitution.
ör-eigi (ǫr-eigi)
2. ‘out of owning,’ poor, destitute, Al. 5; ef sá maðr er ö. er þá kirkju á, n. G. l. i. 388; ef sá maðr andask er öreigi er, ok er engi maðr skyldr at gjalda skuldir hans, Grág. i. 408; öreigi ok féþurfi, Fms. ii. 80; ef þeir menn eru á skipinu er búa ómegðar-búi, ok sé menn öreiga, K. Þ. K. 90; tólf aura öreiga-mund, n. G. l. i. 27, 54, see mundr.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
n.
neuter.
l.
line.
L.
Linnæus.

Works & Authors cited:

Al.
Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
K. Þ. K.
Kristinn-réttr Þorláks ok Ketils = Kristinna-laga-þáttr. (B. I.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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