As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- hvíta-björn (hvíta-bjǫrn)
- m. the white bear, K. Þ. K. 110, Sks. 191, Landn. 174; see björn.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, hvíta-björn may be more accurately written as hvíta-bjǫrn.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᛁᛏᛅ-ᛒᛁᚢᚱᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- K. Þ. K.
- Kristinn-réttr Þorláks ok Ketils = Kristinna-laga-þáttr. (B. I.)
- Landnáma. (D. I.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.