As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. the belt-waist, Gísl. 71, Fms. iv. 56. In poetry the sea is called the belt of islands or of the earth.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛁᛚᛏᛁᛋ-ᛋᛏᛅᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Gísla Saga. (D. II.)