As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a calf-skin; kálfskinns skór, Sturl. iii. 199: the phrase, eigi þótti honum meiri himinn en kálfskinn, svá þótti honum konungr ógurligr, the heaven seemed to him not bigger than a calf-skin (he was so dazzled), so frowning seemed the king, Hkr. iii.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛅᛚᚠ-ᛋᚴᛁᚾᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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