As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. [either from skelfa = the shaker, or, it may be, akin to Germ. schilf = a reed]:—the name of a mythical royal familv, a prince, lord, Edda, Lex. Poët.; dauða skilfingr, the prince of Death, Niðrst. 6.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚴᛁᛚᚠᛁᚾᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Lex. Poët.
- Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
- Niðrstigningar Saga. (F. III.)
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