As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f. a mermaid, sea-ogress (see gýgr), Fms. iv. 56, Ann. 1329, Sks. 169, Grett. 93 new Ed.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛅᚱ-ᚴᚢᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Íslenzkir Annálar. (D. IV.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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