As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- mar-döll (mar-dǫll)
- or Mar-þöll, f. gen. Mardallar, one of the names of Freyja, Edda 21: prop. a mermaid, Jónas 151; Mardallar-grátr. the tears of M. = gold. Lex. Poët.; cp. the Mardallar-Saga in Maurer’s Volkssagen.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, mar-döll may be more accurately written as mar-dǫll.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛅᚱ-ᛏᚢᛚᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- proper, properly.
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Jónas Hallgrímsson.
- Lex. Poët.
- Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.