Old Norse Dictionary - skip-fjöl

Meaning of Old Norse word "skip-fjöl" (or skip-fjǫl) in English.

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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