As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- merki-björk (merki-bjǫrk)
- f. a landmark-birch, Grág. ii. 297, Jb. 236, 240.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, merki-björk may be more accurately written as merki-bjǫrk.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛁᚱᚴᛁ-ᛒᛁᚢᚱᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Jóns-bók. (B. III.)