As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. a snail-shell, Eggert Itin., hence metaph. puzzle, in the phrase, komast í bobba, to get into a puzzle.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᛒᛒᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Itinerarium or Travels of Eggert Ólafsson, 1772.