As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. [Dan. stift, and earlier Low Germ. form stigt]:—in Denmark and Norway the country is divided into stifter, i. e. bailiwicks, or eccl. bishoprics; in Icel. the word and thing are quite mod.; hence stiptamt and stiptamt-maðr, a governor.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛏᛁᛒᛏᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
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