OrgOld Norse Dictionary - org
Meaning of Old Norse word "org" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a howling, screaming; this word, which is very popular in mod. usage, is not found in old writers; it was prob. in the 14th or 15th century derived from the ‘organ’ used in churches,—a dismal testimony to the character of the instrumental music of Icel. at that time.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚱᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
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