As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. ‘egg-field,’ a place where the eggs of wild fowl are gathered in quantities (cp. sel-ver, síld-ver, álpta-ver), Grág. ii. 263, 338, Jb. 217, Eg. 42: gathering eggs = varp, Bs. i. 350; eggvers-hólmi = varphólmi, Jm. 1.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᚴᚴ-ᚢᛁᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Jóns-bók. (B. III.)
- Jóns-máldagi. (J. I.)
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