As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f. a raised place (castle) on the poop of old ships of war, Eg. 122, 361, Fms. i. 158, ii. 305, 308, 322, iii. 1, 2, vii. 165, x. 350, Orkn. 116, passim; lyptingar tjald, a tent in the lypting, Hkr. iii. 77.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᚢᛒᛏᛁᚾᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
- Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
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