As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. pl. [akin to sker], rugged, broken, rocky ground; halda þangat fénu at þeir fái versta haga ok skermsl eru mest, Ísl. ii. 181.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚴᛁᚱᛘᛋᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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