As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. the ‘house of doom,’ court-bouse, Sks. 784; the idea is foreign, though the word is native: the old courts and meetings were always held in the open air.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚢᛘ-ᚼᚢᛋ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)