As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- mör-landi (mǫr-landi)
- a, m. (mör-lendingr, m., Bs. i. 222, v. l.; mör-fjandi, m. = suet-fiend, Fms. vii. 35), a suet-man, a nickname which the Norsemen used to give to the Icelanders in consequence of their supporting themselves chiefly by their flocks and herds, viltú, mörlandi, þú ert mör-biskup, Bs. i. 357, 811, see also Fms. iii. 154, vii. 114, 118, Ísl. ii. 39 (read mörlandi).
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, mör-landi may be more accurately written as mǫr-landi.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᚢᚱ-ᛚᛅᚾᛏᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- v. l.
- varia lectio.
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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