As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f., pl. stóar, a ‘fire-stove,’ hearth, Bárð. 2 new Ed., Nj. 236, Fb. iii. 446, Fas. ii. 115, Mork. 91; sitja við eldstó móður sinnar, Fs. 6.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᛚᛏ-ᛋᛏᚢ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Bárðar Saga. (D. V.)
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
- Morkinskinna. (E. I.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
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