Old Norse Dictionary - ör-firi

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

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

ör-firi (ǫr-firi)
n., or ör-fjara, u, f. an out-going, ebbing: Örfiris-ey is the pr. name for islands which, at low-water, are joined to the mainland by a reef which is covered at high-water; one such island is near Reykjavik; another at Skard in western Iceland, now called Öffirs-ey; so also Ör-fjara, u, f. = the island Orfir in the Orkneys, Orkn. 182.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

proper, properly.

Works & Authors cited:

Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
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