As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
linnr Old Norse word can mean:
- m. [cp. Germ. lind-wurm], a serpent, only in poetry, see Lex. Poët. passim; as also in circumlocutions, the serpent of the shield = a sword; the serpent of the arm = a bracelet.
- COMPDS: linn-ból, -setr, -vegr, -vengi, a serpent’s lair, seat, way, field, = gold, Lex. Poët.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᛁᚾᚾᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Lex. Poët.
- Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
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