As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. pl. the meeting of two cycles; tveim vetrum síðar varð alda-mót, two years after (i. e. two years after A. D. 1118) there was a change of cycles, so that the year 1121 is the first in a new lunar cycle, see Rb. s.a.: mod. the meeting of two centuries, síðustu aldamót, the last aldamót (i. e. the time about A. D. 1800).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛚᛏᛅ-ᛘᚢᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. D.
- Anno Domini.
- i. e.
- id est.
Works & Authors cited:
- Rímbegla. (H. III.)
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