As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a goat-skin, Stj. 470: goat-skins were used by sorcerers, Nj. 20; hence the phrase, vefja geitskinni at höfði e-m, to hoodwink one.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛁᛁᛏ-ᛋᚴᛁᚾᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Njála. (D. II.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
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