ÖrvendrOld Norse Dictionary - örvendr
Meaning of Old Norse word "örvendr" (or ǫrvendr) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- örvendr (ǫrvendr)
- adj., qs. örvhendr (?), [the former part is doubtful, the latter prob. from hönd; the mod. Dan. say keit-haanded]:—left-handed; smá verða örvendra manna högg, Fb. ii. 212; þvíat örvendr maðr hjó, Fbr. 90 new Ed.; örvendi, the verse, l. c.; sár Þormóðar hafðisk ílla ok var jafnan örvendr síðan meðan hann lifði, 34 new Ed.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, örvendr may be more accurately written as ǫrvendr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚱᚢᛁᚾᛏᚱ
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:
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
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