As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- smjör-askja (smjǫr-askja)
- u, f. [Dan. smøræske], a butter-bowl.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, smjör-askja may be more accurately written as smjǫr-askja.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛘᛁᚢᚱ-ᛅᛋᚴᛁᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements