As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. Mirk-wood, as a mythical local name of a forest, LS. 42, Hkv. i. 50, Akv. 13, and in prose, FmS. i. 111, 113 (in Holstein), Fb. ii. 72 (in Sweden), Hervar. S. (FaS. i. 493 in a verse); cp. the Schwarzwald in Germany.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᚢᚱᚴ-ᚢᛁᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Atla-kviða. (A. II.)
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Hervar. S.
- Hervarar Saga. (C. II.)
- Helga-kviða Hundingsbana. (A. II.)
- Loka-senna. (A. I.)
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