As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- matar-föng (matar-fǫng)
- n. pl. = matföng, Ísl. ii. 465.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, matar-föng may be more accurately written as matar-fǫng.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛅᛏᛅᚱ-ᚠᚢᚾᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements