As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- forn-öld (forn-ǫld)
- f. the olden time, mythical age: Fornaldar-sögur, f. pl. mythical stories, (mod.)
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, forn-öld may be more accurately written as forn-ǫld.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᚢᚱᚾ-ᚢᛚᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements