As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a lion, Fb. i. 165, Fms. vii. 69, Stj. 71, 231, 459; ljóns í hvassar sjónir, Sighvat; yet the vellums hardly ever use the mod. spelling ljón, but léon:—the word is masc., Þiðr. 190, Pr. 402, 434. leóns-hvelpr, m. a lion’s whelp, Stj. 231.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᛁᚢᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
- Þiðreks Saga. (G. I.)
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