As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a clearing in a wood; hann lagði á þat kapp mikit, at ryðja markir ok byggja aptr ruðin, Hkr. i. 45; sá er á ruði býr, skal kalla til bónda, Gþl. 485, D. n. iii. 120: freq. in Norse and Dan. local names,-röd and -rud, Hille-röd, in Denmark; Villinge-rud, Linde-rud, in Norway; Orme-rod, in North England; these names, however, were in olden times not so frequent as at present, see Munch’s Norg. Beskr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚱᚢᚦ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
Works & Authors cited:
- D. N.
- Diplomatarium Norvagicum. (J. II.)
- Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
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