As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- u, f. a pit; in the phrase, at vera kominn í botnholu, to have got into a hole, i. e. into a scrape, metaphor from fox-hunting, Sturl. ii. 62, Fms. viii. 186.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᛏᚾ-ᚼᚢᛚᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- i. e.
- id est.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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