- jörfi (jǫrfi)
- jörfi, m. Sand, Grus, deraf dannet Banke (seKaalund I, 39731 fgg; Aasen 337 b25 fgg);Simei barði grjóti til þeirra ok jós áþá jörfa ok moldu, sem hann komstvið (Vulg. mittens lapides adversuseum terramqve spargens) Stj. 52922;(2 Sam. 16, 13); Þorsteinn gékk frá atjörfa nökkorum Pr. 5711 (Anal. 18314);förum eptir Klifsandi til KlifsjörfaHítd. 6421; þar var þá viða blásit okjörfi, er þá vóru hlíðir fagrar Fld. II,5588.
Part of speech: m
Orthography: Johan Fritzner's dictionary used the letter ö to represent the original Old Norwegian (or Old Norse) vowel ǫ. Therefore, jörfi may be more accurately written as jǫrfi.
Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᛁᚯᚱᚠᛁ
Medieval Runes were used in Norway from 11th to 15th centuries.
Futhork was a continuation of earlier Younger Futhark runes, which were used to write Old Norse.
Also available in related dictionaries:
This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages related to Old Norwegian.