As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- öl-ker (ǫl-ker)
- n. an ale-cask, Gsp., Orkn. 248, Fas. iii. 132, Stj. 311.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, öl-ker may be more accurately written as ǫl-ker.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛚ-ᚴᛁᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Getspeki Heiðreks. (A. II.)
- Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.