As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. [Hel. bûc = alveus; Germ. bauch], the trunk, body, Eg. 289; esp. the trunk without the head, Nj. 123, Fms. i. 218, Bs. i. 625.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
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