Jarð-kolOld Norse Dictionary - jarð-kol
Meaning of Old Norse word "jarð-kol" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. pl. fossil coal or saltpetre (?), Sks. 392; jarðkol ok brennusteinn = saltpetre (?) and brimstone.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᛅᚱᚦ-ᚴᚢᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)