As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- ör-skemd (ǫr-skemd)
- f. a great shame, disgrace, Stj. 54, H. E. i. 461; at eigi mætti hans ö. opinber verða, Post. (Unger) 55.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, ör-skemd may be more accurately written as ǫr-skemd.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚱ-ᛋᚴᛁᛘᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- H. E.
- Historia Ecclesiastica Islandiae. (J. I.)
- Postula Sögur. (F. III.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.