As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n, f. ‘meal-drink,’ a measure of drink served for each meal; með sæmiligum kosti ok máldrykkju annat-hvárt mjöð eðr mungát, Bs. i. 848; var þat bæði vetr ok sumar, at þar var m. at dögurðar-borði, en at náttverði var úmælt drukkit, Ó. H. 29; máldrykkju-skálar, pint-cups, to measure out drink, Fms. iii. 191.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛅᛚ-ᛏᚱᚢᚴᚴᛁᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Ó. H.
- Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)
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