Old Norse Dictionary - rá-vörðr

Meaning of Old Norse word "rá-vörðr" (or rá-vǫrðr) in English.

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

rá-vörðr (rá-vǫrðr)
m. a sailor who keeps a look-out at the sail-yard, Jb. 407.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Jóns-bók. (B. III.)
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