As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- öln (ǫln)
- f. the fore-arm, and hence a cubit, an ell; for this word see alin, p. 13.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, öln may be more accurately written as ǫln.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛚᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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