As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- ali-björn (ali-bjǫrn)
- m. a tame bear, Grág. ii. 118, cp. Fms. vi. 297–307, Bs. i. 61.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, ali-björn may be more accurately written as ali-bjǫrn.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛚᛁ-ᛒᛁᚢᚱᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
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