As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- ör-vilnan (ǫr-vilnan)
- (mod. örvinglan), f. despair. Fms. i. 138, Sks. 609, Stj. 51.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, ör-vilnan may be more accurately written as ǫr-vilnan.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚱ-ᚢᛁᛚᚾᛅᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
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