As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- u, f. [Swed. mört = cyprinus rutilus, see Ivar Aasen], a kind of small trout, as also of any small fish; steldú ekki murtu mús, Snót 268; silungs-m., fisk-m.; the word seems to occur in Eyvind’s verse Hkr. i. 185, vita ef murtur (not murur or mútur) verði falar vinum mínum, for the poet was going to purchase a herring: hence murtr, m. and murti, a, m. a nickname = a little fellow, Sturl., Orkn.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᚢᚱᛏᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
- Ivar Aasen
- Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
- Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
- Snót, poems.
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)