As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f. ‘flood-mouse,’ a fabulous animal in nursery tales, vide Ísl. Þjóðs. and Maurer’s Volksagen; the word is, however, probably only a corruption from Germ. ‘fleder-maus,’ the bat.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛚᛅᚦᛅᚱ-ᛘᚢᛋ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Ísl. Þjóðs.
- Íslenzkar Þjóðsögur.