As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- u, f. a kind of clay, freq. in Norway in that sense, vide Ivar Aasen; the name of the mountain Esja in Icel. no doubt derives its name from this clay, which is here found in abundance, Eggert Itin. ch. 21; hence Esju-berg, n. name of a farm, Landn., [eisa, and even Germ. esse, Dan. esse, Swed. ässa are kindred words.]
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᛋᛁᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Itinerarium or Travels of Eggert Ólafsson, 1772.
- Ivar Aasen
- Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
- Landnáma. (D. I.)