As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- brand-skjöldóttr (brand-skjǫldóttr)
- adj. of cattle, brindled, red and white spotted.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, brand-skjöldóttr may be more accurately written as brand-skjǫldóttr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚱᛅᚾᛏ-ᛋᚴᛁᚢᛚᛏᚢᛏᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements