As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. an ‘over-steering,’ unmanageable thing; ætla ek at þú verðir oss skjótt ofstýri, FaS. i. 365 (Skjöld. S.); yðr mun o. verða at leggja mik við velli, Boll. 344: hence the mod. ó-stýrilátr, unruly, qs. ofstýrilátr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚠ-ᛋᛏᚢᚱᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Bolla-þáttr. (D. V.)
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Skjöldunga Saga. (C. II.)
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