As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. a window in a b., Eb. l. c., Sturl. l. c. In Icel. the bathing-room (baðstofa) used to be in the rear of the houses, cp. Sturl. ii. 198. The modern sense of baðstofa is sitting-room, probably from its being in modern dwellings placed where the old bathing-room used to be. The etymology of Jon Olafsson (Icel. Dict. MS.), baðstofa = bakstofa, is bad. In old writers baðstofa never occurs in this modern sense, but it is used so in the Dropl. Saga Major:—a closet, room, in writers of the 16th century, BS. ii. 244, 256, 504, Safn. 77, 92, 95, 96.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛅᚦᛋᛏᚢᚠᚢ-ᚴᛚᚢᚴᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- l. c.
- loco citato.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Droplaugar-sona Saga. (D. II.)
- Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
- Safn til Sögu Islands.
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)