OrfOld Norse Dictionary - orf
Meaning of Old Norse word "orf" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n., also spelt orb, the stock or pole of a scythe, Fms. iii. 206, Fs. 106 (in a verse); orf-hæll, m. the peg or handle by which the orf is held, Safn i. 108; see a drawing in Eggert Itin., tab. viii, fig. 1: poët. orba-stríðir and orf-þægir, m. a mower: freq. in mod. usage, lang-orf, stutt-orf, a long, short stock.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚱᚠ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
- Itinerarium or Travels of Eggert Ólafsson, 1772.
- Safn til Sögu Islands.
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