As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
þorri Old Norse word can mean:
- a, m. [perh. from þverra þorrinn = the month of the waning or ‘ebbing’ winter]:—the name of the fourth winter month, the first after mid-winter; of thirty days, beginning on a Friday and ending on a Saturday inclusively; in the old calendar Þorri is entered as beginning between the 9th and 16th of Jan., and the next month, Góe (q. v.), between the 8th and 15th of Feb., see H. E. i. 595; but in the new style, in Icel. Almanack, the first day of Thorri, 1873, is Friday, Jan. 24, and the last, Saturday, Feb. 22; mið-þorri, the middle of the month Th., Edda 103, Grág. ii. 306, Rb. 46, Landn. 324: the name of this month is still the common term in Icel., the names of Jan. and Feb. being almost unknown in Icelandic country life; Þorra-dægrin þykja löng | þegar hann blæs á norðan, a ditty, see Gói. For the mythical origin of this month, see Orkn. (begin.) and Fb. i. 21, 22.
- COMPDS: Þorrablót, Þorrakyrrur, Þorramánuðr, Þorraþræll.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚦᚢᚱᚱᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- q. v.
- quod vide.
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- H. E.
- Historia Ecclesiastica Islandiae. (J. I.)
- Landnáma. (D. I.)
- Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
- Rímbegla. (H. III.)
- Theophilus. (F. III.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.