Vánar-völr

Old Norse Dictionary - vánar-völr

Meaning of Old Norse word "vánar-völr" (or vánar-vǫlr) in English.

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

vánar-völr (vánar-vǫlr)
m. a beggar’s staff; bera vánarvöl, Hm. 77; ganga með vánarvöl, to walk with a beggar’s staff, be brought to beggary, N. G. l. ii. 71: mod. also, fara á vonarvöl.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

l.
line.
L.
Linnæus.
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.

Works & Authors cited:

Hm.
Hává-mál. (A. I.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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