As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
dreif Old Norse word can mean:
- f. scattering; á dreif, id.; á víð ok dreif, scattered abroad, Grönd. 166.
- 2. a chain; haukr bundinn í gull-dreifum, and haukrinn komst hvergi þvíat dreifarnar héldu honum, El. (Fr.)
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚱᛁᛁᚠ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- French in etymologies.
Works & Authors cited:
- Benedikt Gröndal.
- Elis Saga. (G. II.)
- Fritzner’s Dictionary, 1867.
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