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Arvindr was the sword of an unknown dragon rider (possibly Thuviel) mentioned in Brisingr as a possible replacement sword for Eragon. However, Arvindr was in the city of Nädindel, which was too far away for Eragon to reach quickly. The color and proportions of Arvindr are unknown.
The name is from Old Norse. It could have several translations, as the first part, ar, means several things. However, "vindr" is only translated as wind and "ari" means eagle, so "Wind-Eagle" is a probable translation.
The name could also come from the Old Norse name Arnvid/Arvid (or Arnvoir). Therefor one might belive that the weapons name might be translated to "forest eagle", as arn means eagle and vidh means forest.