As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f. a tithe, thus called from being divided into four parts, between the church, bishop, priest, and poor, K. Þ. K. 162, Bs. i. 834, Vm. 84, H. E. ii. 89.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚴᛁᛒᛏᛁ-ᛏᛁᚢᚾᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- H. E.
- Historia Ecclesiastica Islandiae. (J. I.)
- K. Þ. K.
- Kristinn-réttr Þorláks ok Ketils = Kristinna-laga-þáttr. (B. I.)
- Vilkins-máldagi. (J. I.)
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