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Definitions and meaning of arval


Alternative forms

  • arfal, arvel, arvil, arvill, arvall, arvel, arvell, averill


From Middle English arvell, from Old Norse erfiǫl (a funeral feast), from arfr (inheritance) + öl (ale). Cognate with Danish arveøl (a wake, funeral feast). More at erf, ale.


arval (plural arvals)

  1. (Scotland and Northern England, now rare) A funeral feast or wake at which bread and ale was served, traditional in Scotland, the North of England, and among the Norse.
    • 1867, Memoirs of the Life of Mr. Ambrose Barnes, Late Merchant, page 65:
      It was customary in the north to have an arval or funeral dinner after an interment.
    • 2001, Christiaan Louis Leipoldt, ‎Trevor Emslie, Gallows Gecko / The Valley: a trilogy, page 204:
      Only one better feast do I remember, and that was when we gave the arval for the old master when he died of the dropsy. That was a feast if you like. Such a one had never been heard of in the Valley.
  2. (rare, chiefly historical) The ale served at such a wake, the drinking of which was a ritually significant act in Norse culture.
    • 1883, Guðbrandur Vigfússon, ‎Frederick York Powell, Corpus Poeticum Boreale: Eddic poems, page 55:
      [] Then quoth Hamtheow, etc.: 'We shall never come back to our mother [when we have slain the King of Goths]. Thou shalt drink the arval for us all together, for Swanhild and thy sons.'
  3. (Lancashire) The money given to hunters, at the death of a fox, in order to buy ale.

Usage notes

  • (funeral feast): This noun is frequently used attributively, as in arval supper, arval dinner, arval-bread, and so on.

Derived terms

  • arval-bread
  • arval-cake
  • arval-dinner
  • arval-supper


  • John Christopher Atkinson, Glossary of the Cleveland Dialect (1868), page 10: Arval, sb. A funeral entertainment. 'In the North the funeral feast is called an arval or arvil-supper; ...'
  • Wright, Joseph (1898) The English Dialect Dictionary[1], volume 1, Oxford: Oxford University Press, page 77: Arval, sb. Sc. Cum. Wm. Yks. Lan. Obsol.


  • Raval, alvar, larva, lavra

  • pertaining to plowed land.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)