As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- ör-væna (ǫr-væna)
- u, f. anything beyond hope; mér er Sveins á engri stundu örvæna, no hour at which I may not expect Sweyn, Orkn. 412 (örvænt, v. l.); margir menn mæla, at eigi sé örvæna at ek koma þar, that it is not past hope, that …, it may well be that …, Ld. 204.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, ör-væna may be more accurately written as ǫr-væna.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚱ-ᚢᛅᚾᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- v. l.
- varia lectio.
Works & Authors cited:
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
- Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.