As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- djöful-ligr (djǫful-ligr)
- adj. (-liga, adv.), devilish, 623. 24, 625. 72, Fms. x. 289 290, Barl. 149, Mar. 60.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, djöful-ligr may be more accurately written as djǫful-ligr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛁᚢᚠᚢᛚ-ᛚᛁᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Barlaams Saga. (F. III.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Maríu Saga. (F. III.)
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