As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- mjöð-drekka (mjǫð-drekka)
- u, f. a mead-cask, Eg. 237, 240, Ld. 188, Þiðr. 164.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, mjöð-drekka may be more accurately written as mjǫð-drekka.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛁᚢᚦ-ᛏᚱᛁᚴᚴᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
- Þiðreks Saga. (G. I.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.