As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. [Germ. frosch, etc.], a frog; kom hagl svá mikit sem frauka rigndi, Al. 169; the reading frauða-fætr in N. G. l. i. 351 ought to be frauka-fætr (frauþa = frauka), m. pl. frogs’ legs, aricles used in witchcraft; if nails (ungues), frogs’ legs, and the like were found in ‘bed or bolster,’ it made a person liable to outlawry, as being tokens of sorcery; cp. Shakespeare’s Macbeth, ‘toe of frog, wool of bat, and tongue of dog.’
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᚱᛅᚢᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- et cetera.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)