ÖrvaOld Norse Dictionary - örva
Meaning of Old Norse word "örva" (or ǫrva) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- örva (ǫrva)
- að, [örr, adj.], to exhort; örva ok tendra, Str. 8; the word is very freq. in mod. usage, upp-örva, to exhort, encourage; upp-örvan, exhortation, encouragement.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, örva may be more accurately written as ǫrva.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚱᚢᛅ
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:
- Strengleikar. (G. II.)
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