As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. a letter of the alphabet; rúnar heita málstafir. Runes that are letters, Skálda 163 (Thorodd): a consonant, opp. to hljóðstafr, a vowel, Skálda 170, 172 (the second grammarian).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛅᛚ-ᛋᛏᛅᚠᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Skálda. (H. I.)
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