Old Norse Dictionary - örðga

Meaning of Old Norse word "örðga" (or ǫrðga) in English.

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

örðga (ǫrðga)
að, [örðigr], to raise, lift up, erect; Drottinn örðgar upp bundna, ok leysir fjötraða, 655 xiii. A. 3; konungr leit yfir lýðinn, örðgaði augum, lifting the eyes, with the notion of a fierce look, Fms. vii. 156 (aurgaði v. l., arþgaði, Mork. 190, l. c.); örðgask upp sem leo, to rise to one’s feet like a lion, Stj. 337.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

l. c.
loco citato.
v. l.
varia lectio.

Works & Authors cited:

Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Morkinskinna. (E. I.)
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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