As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- snöp (snǫp)
- f. [snapa], a ‘nip,’ scanty grass for sheep to nibble at in snow-covered fields; það er ekki nema litil snöp.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, snöp may be more accurately written as snǫp.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚾᚢᛒ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements