ÖrvandillOld Norse Dictionary - örvandill
Meaning of Old Norse word "örvandill" (or ǫrvandill) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- örvandill (ǫrvandill)
- m. the name of a giant, see the tale in Edda; the Gr. Ωρίων and the Norse Örvandil may be the same word, their etymology is to be sought for beyond both Greek and Norse; Örvandils tá, the toe of O., Edda (Örvan-tá, Ub. l. c.); see stjarna.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, örvandill may be more accurately written as ǫrvandill.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚱᚢᛅᚾᛏᛁᛚᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- l. c.
- loco citato.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Uppsala-bók. (C. I.)