Old Norwegian Dictionary - sörvi

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "sörvi" (or sǫrvi) in Norwegian.

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

sörvi (sǫrvi)
sörvi, n. hvad man bærer paa sit Legeme til dets Bedækning, Beskyttelse eller Pry-delse (got. sarva, ags. searo, ght. saro,gisarwi DGr. II, 474. III, 446); især Halsbaand af Perler eller deslige paaen Snor (steinasörvi); Þ. hleypr atBarða ok höggr á halsinn - ok komá stein þann í sörvinu, er þokazt hafðiHeið. 30 (36415).

Part of speech: n

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

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᛋᚯᚱᚠᛁ
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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