As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f. pl. a sheath (?); only used in the phrase, hafa sig í skefjum, to restrain oneself. skefju-maðr, m. a wary person, one who restrains himself, Grett. (Ub.) 95.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚴᛁᚠᛁᛅᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
- Uppsala-bók. (C. I.)