As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. a pit for catching bears, Gþl. 457; used proverb., Hkr. i. 235.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛁᛅᚱᚾ-ᛒᛅᛋᛋ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
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