As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f. [cp. A. S. byden = dolium, Icel. byðna; Norse biðna, Ivar Aasen], one of the three vessels in which the poet, mead was kept, Edda 47, etc., hence poetry is called the wave of the boðn, Lex. Poët.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᚦᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
- et cetera.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Ivar Aasen
- Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
- Lex. Poët.
- Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.