As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. the scaffold on which the wizard or witch was seated and where the incantation was performed, Ld. 142, Fas. ii. 84, iii. 319.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛁᛁᚦ-ᚼᛁᛅᛚᛚᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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