As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f. protection, defence, Fms. ii. 331; hlífðar vápn, a weapon of defence, Ó H. 79, Fms. x. 407, K. Á. 40, Al. 46, Sks. 329. hlífðar-lauss, adj. = hlífarlauss, Fagrsk. 144.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛚᛁᚠᚦ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
- Fagrskinna. (K. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- K. Á.
- Kristinn-réttr Árna biskups. (B. III.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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