Old Norse Dictionary - örva-drífa

Meaning of Old Norse word "örva-drífa" (or ǫrva-drífa) in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

örva-drífa (ǫrva-drífa)
u, f. an ‘arrow-drift,’ shower of arrows, Fms. viii. 222.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, örva-drífa may be more accurately written as ǫrva-drífa.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚱᚢᛅ-ᛏᚱᛁᚠᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

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Works & Authors cited:

Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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