As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- merki-stöng (merki-stǫng)
- f. the standard-staff, Eg. 289, Ó. H. 217, Fms. vi. 336, N. G. L. ii.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, merki-stöng may be more accurately written as merki-stǫng.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛁᚱᚴᛁ-ᛋᛏᚢᚾᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
- Ó. H.
- Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.