As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. [Dan. jordsmon], a sod, turf, Lat. caespes, Landn. 293 (in a verse), Eb. (in a verse); ganga undir jarðarmen: for the heathen rite of creeping under a sod partially detached from the earth and letting the blood mix with the mould, see Gísl. 11, Fbr. 6 new Ed.: as an ordeal, Ld. ch. 18: as a disgrace, similar to the Lat. jugum subire, Nj. 181, Vd. ch. 33.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᛅᚱᚦᛅᚱ-ᛘᛁᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
- Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
- Gísla Saga. (D. II.)
- Landnáma. (D. I.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
- Vatnsdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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