As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- dröfn (drǫfn)
- f., gen. drafnar, pl. drafnir, [akin to drefiar], spots, spray-like spots; hence dröfnóttr, adj. spotted; rauð-d., blá-d., etc., red-, blue-spotted; poët. the foaming sea is called drëfn, Fdda.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, dröfn may be more accurately written as drǫfn.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚱᚢᚠᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- et cetera.
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