As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f. a ‘shield-burgh,’ wall of shields, an old battle array, Ó. H. 206, Nj. 274, Eg. 92, 532, FmS. ii. 319, vi. 416, 418, vii. 262, described in Har. S. Harðr. ch. 117 (FmS. vi 413).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚴᛁᛅᛚᛏ-ᛒᚢᚱᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
- Ó. H.
- Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)
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