As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- ölstr (ǫlstr)
- better jölstr, [Swed. jolster, ilster], an alder-bush, Gkv. 1. 29, where read jölstrum; see Appendix.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, ölstr may be more accurately written as ǫlstr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛚᛋᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Guðrúnar-kviða. (A. II.)
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