As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- bif-röst (bif-rǫst)
- f., the poët. mythical name of the rainbow, Edda 8, (via tremula); but Gm. 44 and Fm. 15 read bilröst.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, bif-röst may be more accurately written as bif-rǫst.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛁᚠ-ᚱᚢᛋᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Fafnis-mál. (A. II.)
- Grímnis-mál. (A. I.)
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