As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
orri Old Norse word can mean:
- a, m. (wrongly spelt horri in Ó. H. 78, l. 8), [Dan. aarfugl]:—the heathcock, moor-fowl, tetrao tetrix, Stj. 77, Ó. H. 78; þiðra eðr orra, Gþl. 449.
- II. a nickname, Ó. H., Fms. vi: whence Orra-hríð, f. the name for the last onslaught in the battle at Stanford-bridge led by Eystein Orri, Fms. vi; hence, as an appellative, any fierce onslaught is in Icel. called orrahrið. orra-skáld, n. a nickname, Landn.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚱᚱᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
Works & Authors cited:
- Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
- Ó. H.
- Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Landnáma. (D. I.)
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