As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- (and lýð-biskup, Symb. 22), m. [from A. S. leôð-byscop; a word adopted from England through Christianity, and derived from A. S. leôð = people and byscop]:—a suffragan bishop, originally used of missionary bishops who preached the gospel among the ‘gentiles’ (gentes = leôð; Old Engl. lewd people), BS. i. 690, FmS. ix. 278, Gþl. 364, SkS. 368, Hkr. iii. 362, FmS. vii. 240, H. E. i. 420, passim.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᛁᚢᚦ-ᛒᛁᛋᚴᚢᛒ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
- H. E.
- Historia Ecclesiastica Islandiae. (J. I.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
- Symbolae. (H. IV.)
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