Old Norwegian Dictionary - torfvölr

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "torfvölr" (or torfvǫlr) in Norwegian.

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

torfvölr (torfvǫlr)
torfvölr, m. tynd Stok som lagt paa Tag- skjægget (ups) og hængende i krókraptartjener til at holde oppe det af Tørv be-staaende Tagdække saa at det ikke glider ned (se torvvol Aasen 827a). Gul. 307;DN. I, 477.

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, torfvölr may be more accurately written as torfvǫlr.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᛏᚮᚱᚠᚠᚯᛚᚱ
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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