As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- sjötul (sjǫtul)
- f. a settler; dólgs-s., a ‘strife-settler’, peace-maker, of the peace-mill, Gs., cp. also the verse in Eg. ch. 67.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, sjötul may be more accurately written as sjǫtul.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛁᚢᛏᚢᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Grótta-söngr. (A. II.)