As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- skjaldar-jötunn (skjaldar-jǫtunn)
- m. ‘shield-giant,’ a war-engine, Sks. 430.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, skjaldar-jötunn may be more accurately written as skjaldar-jǫtunn.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚴᛁᛅᛚᛏᛅᚱ-ᛁᚢᛏᚢᚾᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)