As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
norðr-land Old Norse word can mean:
- n. North-land, Fms. viii. 425, ix. 468 (a county in Norway):—the North quarter of Icel., passim.
- II. plur. Norðrlönd, the Northern countries, Northern region, sometimes used of Europe, but chiefly of lands peopled by Northmen or Scandinavians, Nj. 46, Fær. 151, Ó. H. 2 (pref.), 24, 57, 130, 131, 241.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᚢᚱᚦᚱ-ᛚᛅᚾᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Færeyinga Saga. (E. II.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
- Ó. H.
- Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)
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