Örvar-þingOld Norse Dictionary - örvar-þing
Meaning of Old Norse word "örvar-þing" (or ǫrvar-þing) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- örvar-þing (ǫrvar-þing)
- n. an assembly summoned by an arrow, an extraordinary meeting called together on an emergency, Ó. H. 139, Fms. ii. 104, Gþl. 152.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, örvar-þing may be more accurately written as ǫrvar-þing.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚱᚢᛅᚱ-ᚦᛁᚾᚴ
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.)
- Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
- Ó. H.
- Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)