Old Norse Dictionary - ör-vænn

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

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

ör-vænn (ǫr-vænn)
adj. beyond expectation, past hope; fyrir hann var einskis örvænt orðs né verka, anything could be expected from him, he was able to do anything. Ísl. ii. 326; þó er eigi örvænt (‘tis not unlikely) at ek hafa ámæli af konu minni, Nj. 65; eigi er örvænt at skjótt steypi hans ríki, Fms. i. 207.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Njála. (D. II.)
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