Old Icelandic Dictionary - ørvænn

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "ørvænn" in English.

As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):

a. beyond expectation, past hope; fyrir hann var einskis ørvænt, anything might be expected from him; eigi er ørvænt, at, it is not unlikely, it is to be looked for, that (eigi er ørvænt, at skjótt steypist hans riki).

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚱᚢᛅᚾᚾ

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