As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m., dimin., dat. dregli, a ribbon, Nj. 214, Hkr. i. 320, Edda 20, O. H. L. 65, H. E. ii. 113; dregla-lið = dreglat lið, soldiery decorated with ribbons, Fb. ii. 337,—a reference to the custom of neophytes after baptism wearing a white ribbon round their heads.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚱᛁᚴᛁᛚᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- H. E.
- Historia Ecclesiastica Islandiae. (J. I.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
- O. H. L.
- Ólafs Saga Helga Legendaria. (E. I.)
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