As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- austr-lönd (austr-lǫnd)
- n. pl. the east, orient, the eastern part of Europe, in old writers often synonymous to Austr-hálfa, and opp. to Norðrlönd, Scandinavia; Suðrlönd, South Germany, etc.; Vestrlönd, the British Islands, Normandy, Bretagne, etc., Post. 656 C. 39, Fms. ii. 183, Post. 645. 102, Hkr. i. 134 in a poem of the 10th century used of Russia; cp. Brocm. 101.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, austr-lönd may be more accurately written as austr-lǫnd.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚢᛋᛏᚱ-ᛚᚢᚾᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- et cetera.
Works & Authors cited:
- Brocman. (K. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
- Postula Sögur. (F. III.)