As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- u, f. the ‘larder-drift,’ a popular legend that in the new year’s night at a certain hour there falls a drift sweet as honey, filling all larders and covering all the ground; but, unless caught at the moment, it vanishes ere morning. The tale is told in Ísl. Þjóðs. i. 571, and in a lay of Eggert Ólafsson (Búrdrífan á Nýjársnótt).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᚱ-ᛏᚱᛁᚠᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Ísl. Þjóðs.
- Íslenzkar Þjóðsögur.