As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- u, f. [Ivar Aasen luva; cp. lubbi], rough, matted hair, as a nickname; Haralds hár var sítt ok flókit, fyrir þá sök var hann Lúfa kallaðr, Fagrsk. 9: cp. the vow of king Harold with that of Civilis, Tac. Hist. iv. 61.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᚢᚠᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fagrskinna. (K. I.)
- Ivar Aasen
- Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
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