As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
mella Old Norse word can mean:
- u, f. a noose, in kapp-mella: a trigger (?) in a cross-bow, þat var lásör ok mella í, Sturl. i. 180 (but malla the vellum C).
- II. a giantess, Edda (Gl.); mellu-dólgr, ‘giantess-foe’ = Thor.
- 2. in mod. usage the mother, of dogs, cats, or the like.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛁᛚᛚᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
- Edda. (C. I.)
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