As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. the ‘summer-moon,’ i. e. the moon at the time when summer begins. In popular belief one ought to notice when he first sees the summer-moon, and then mark the first word spoken by the first person he meets, for it is prophetic; this is called ‘svara einum í sumartunglið,’ ‘to address one at the summer-moon,’ see Ísl. Þjóðs.; in the Icel. Almanack for 1872 the 7th of April is marked as the ‘sumar-tungl.’
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚢᛘᛅᚱ-ᛏᚢᚾᚴᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- i. e.
- id est.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Ísl. Þjóðs.
- Íslenzkar Þjóðsögur.