As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- skálm-öld (skálm-ǫld)
- f. the ‘sword-age,’ Vsp. 46; at margir góðir menn mundu verða drepnir í s. þeirri, Clem. 28.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, skálm-öld may be more accurately written as skálm-ǫld.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚴᛅᛚᛘ-ᚢᛚᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Clements Saga. (F. III.)
- Völuspá. (A. I.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.