As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- fingr-björg (fingr-bjǫrg)
- f. [Swed. finger-borg], a ‘finger-shield,’ a thimble.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, fingr-björg may be more accurately written as fingr-bjǫrg.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛁᚾᚴᚱ-ᛒᛁᚢᚱᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements