As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. an open space; görði á storm veðrs er þeir lágu á svæðinu, Fms. ii. 16; Kingála stóð á þar sem mest var svæðit, Grett. 91 A: in the mod. ber-svæði, a bare, open field exposed to wind and rain. ☞ On the Runic stone, Rafn 189, read Svíþjúðu.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚢᛅᚦᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
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