As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. pl., older form Hreið-gotar, as seen from the alliterations in Vþm. 12; [A. S. Hrêð-gotnan]:—the name of an ancient people. Reiðgota-land, the land of the R., FaS. i. 366, FmS. i. 116.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚱᛁᛁᚦ-ᚴᚢᛏᛅᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Vafþrúðnis-mál. (A. I.)