As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
bygging Old Norse word can mean:
- f. habitation, colonisation, Landn. 24, v. l., Stj. 176.
- 2. tenancy, letting out land for rent, H. E. i. 495: in compds, byggingarbréf, b. skilmáli, an agreement between tenant and landlord.
- β. buildings or houses, Matth. xxiv. 1; scarcely occurs in old writers in this sense; cp. Dan. bygning, Scot. and North. E. biggin, = building.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᚴᚴᛁᚾᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- v. l.
- varia lectio.
- North. E.
- Northern English.
Works & Authors cited:
- Landnáma. (D. I.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
- H. E.
- Historia Ecclesiastica Islandiae. (J. I.)
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