As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- u, f. a she-bear, Stj. 530, Fs. 26, Magn. 476: astron., Rb. 468; b. er vér köllum vagn, 1812. 16. birnu-gætir, m. the name of one of the constellations, 1812. 18.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛁᚱᚾᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- astronomy, astronomically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
- Magnús Saga jarls. (E. II.)
- Rímbegla. (H. III.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
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