As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- blökku-maðr (blǫkku-maðr)
- m. [blakkr], a blackamoor, sometimes a negro, (mod.)
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, blökku-maðr may be more accurately written as blǫkku-maðr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛚᚢᚴᚴᚢ-ᛘᛅᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements