As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- dökk-álfar (dǫkk-álfar)
- n. pl. the Dark elves, as opp. to Ljósálfar, Edda 12, answering to the huldu-folk of mod. legends.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, dökk-álfar may be more accurately written as dǫkk-álfar.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚢᚴᚴ-ᛅᛚᚠᛅᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)