As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. [sporðr, the tail of a fish], tête-de-pont, Germ. brückenkopf, whereas the Icel. takes the metaphor from fishes touching the banks with their tails, Nj. 246, Bs. i. 17.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚱᚢᛅᚱ-ᛋᛒᚢᚱᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
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