As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- gen. -viðjar, the ‘steer-withies,’ steerage-ropes, by which the rudder is worked instead of a tiller, Edda (Gl.) i. 583, v. l. 7; nú brestr í sundr stjórnviðin, ok gengr frá stýrit, Þiðr. 313; stjór-viðjar (gen. sing.), Edda (in a verse).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛏᛁᚢᚱᚾ-ᚢᛁᚦ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- v. l.
- varia lectio.
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Þiðreks Saga. (G. I.)
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