Old Norse Dictionary - ör-endi

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

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

ör-endi Old Norse word can mean:

ör-endi (ǫr-endi)
n. an errand, message; see eyrendi.
ör-endi (ǫr-endi)
II. loss of breath; er hann þraut eyrendit … sem honum vannsk til eyrendi, Edda 32; þá var þrotið ørendi hans, his breath was gone, of a person drowning under water, Bs. i. 335: see eyrendi 4.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Edda. (C. I.)
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