As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- skip-fjöl (skip-fjǫl)
- f. a ship’s plank; only in the phrase, stíga á s., to go on board, Ld. 318, Fbr. 186.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, skip-fjöl may be more accurately written as skip-fjǫl.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚴᛁᛒ-ᚠᛁᚢᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.