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.
Works & Authors cited:
- Strengleikar. (G. II.)
Also available in related dictionaries:
This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.