As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. [Shetl. swartback, or swabie]:—the great black-backed gull, larus marinus, Fs. 145.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚢᛅᚱᛏ-ᛒᛅᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
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