OrðaOld Norse Dictionary - orða
Meaning of Old Norse word "orða" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
orða Old Norse word can mean:
- 1. að, to talk, talk of; var þetta brátt orðat, Háv. 39; cp. þau eru orðuð saman, it is talked of that they are to be married; vera orðaðr við e-ð, to be talked of in connection with a thing (in a bad sense); sem hann heyrði at menn um orðuðu ok at töldu, as he heard that people talked and gossipped, Str. 54; þá orðaði konungr (the king declared) at hér skyldi laga-skipti á vera, Fms. ix. 336, v. l.; sem þeir áðr hafa orðat nökkut, as they had spoken of, discussed, 472, v. l.
- 2. to word a letter or the like; orða bréf, það er vel orðað, ílla orðað, well, badly worded.
- 2. u, f. [Lat. word], ordinance (the book of), Vm. 52, 119, 123, 128: mod. order, orðu-bók, f. a book of ordinance, Vm. 90, 91, 139.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚱᚦᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- v. l.
- varia lectio.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Hávarðar Saga. (D. II.)
- Strengleikar. (G. II.)
- Vilkins-máldagi. (J. I.)
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