As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. ‘bursting-eve,’ i. e. Shrove Tuesday, from the habit of over-eating at that time, Icel. Almanack.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛒᚱᛁᚾᚴᛁ-ᚴᚢᛁᛚᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- i. e.
- id est.