As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- drundi, pres. dryn, to roar. This root word is common to Goth., Scandin., Fris., and Dutch; for Ulf. drunjus = φθόγγος, Róm. x. 18, is a sufficient proof; in Swed. we have dröna, and drön neut.; Dan. dröne and drön; Dutch dreunen; North. E. to drone, as a cow; Fris. dröne; the mod. High Germ. dröhnen was, in the 17th century, borrowed from Low Germ. In old Icel. no instance happens to be on record, except dryn-rann in Gsp. 23, Fas. i. 480; in mod. usage it is freq. enough, and the absence in old writers seems to be accidental; draugr dimmr og magr, drundi í björgum undir, Snót 226, a ditty by Stefan Olafsson; drynja and dynja are different in sense, drynja denotes roaring, dynja crushing; þá heyrði hilmir hátt við kletta drafnar drynja dunur þungar, of the roaring surf, Od. (poët.) v. 401.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚱᚢᚾᛁᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- North. E.
- Northern English.
- Scandinavia, Scandinavian.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Getspeki Heiðreks. (A. II.)
- Odysseifs-kvæði, prose, 1829.
- Rómverja Saga. (E. II.)
- Snót, poems.