As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- mod. fiðrildi through a false etymology, as if it were from fiðri, [O. H. G. viveltre; A. S. fifalde; provinc. Germ. feifalter; Swed. fjäril; Norse fivreld or fibrelde; Lat. pāpilio]:—a butterfly, Flor. 18.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛁᚠᚱᛁᛚᛏᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
- O. H. G.
- Old High German.
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