As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. ling-back, a fabulous sea monster whose back was grown with ling, Fas. ii. 249; as in the tale of Sindbad the Sailor.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᚢᚾᚴ-ᛒᛅᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
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