As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. [Dan. spette; Germ. specht], a wood-pecker, picus, Edda (Gl.)
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛒᛅᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
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