As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- u, f., mod. kotra, [Fr. quatre], a kind of backgammon, still used in Icel. and recorded in the 13th century as a favourite game, Sturl. i. 173, ii. 184, Bs. i. 596. kvátru-tafl, n. id., Karl. 470, 486.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚢᛅᛏᚱᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- French in etymologies.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Fritzner’s Dictionary, 1867.
- Karla-magnús Saga. (G. I.)
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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