As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. [A. S. gyrdels; Engl. girdle; O. H. G. kartil; Germ. gürtel]:—a girdle, purse, from being worn on the belt, Gísl. 149, Post. 656 C. 18. gyrðil-skeggi, a, m. ‘girdle-beard,’ a nickname, Landn.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚢᚱᚦᛁᛚᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
- O. H. G.
- Old High German.
Works & Authors cited:
- Gísla Saga. (D. II.)
- Landnáma. (D. I.)
- Postula Sögur. (F. III.)
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