As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. a lonely up-standing rock, Dipl. v. 23; kletta-drangr, fjall-drangr, etc., freq. in Icel., vide Eggert Itin. 497: many places take their names from these basalt rocks, Drangar (pl.), Drang-ey, Dranga-vík, Dranga-jökull, etc.; in popular lore these rocks were thought to be giants turned into clones, Ísl. Þjóðs.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚱᛅᚾᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- et cetera.
- frequent, frequently.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
Works & Authors cited:
- Diplomatarium. (J. I.)
- Itinerarium or Travels of Eggert Ólafsson, 1772.
- Ísl. Þjóðs.
- Íslenzkar Þjóðsögur.
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