Old Norwegian Dictionary - jörmun

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "jörmun" (or jǫrmun) in Norwegian.

As defined by the Johan Fritzer's Old Norwegian dictionary:

jörmun (jǫrmun)
jörmun, s. (= ags. eormen, gsax. irmin,ght. ermun, irmin, hvorom se DGr. II,448 fg; DM.3 104-107. 325; Beowulfed. by Kemble2 I, 246 fg) forekommerkun i de dermed sammensatte Ord jörm-ungandr, jörmungrund.

Part of speech: s

Orthography: Johan Fritzner's dictionary used the letter ö to represent the original Old Norwegian (or Old Norse) vowel ǫ. Therefore, jörmun may be more accurately written as jǫrmun.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᛁᚯᚱᛘᚢᚿ
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.

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