As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
svið Old Norse word can mean:
- 1. n. pl. singed sheep’s heads, Sturl. i. 166, freq. in mod. usage.
- 2. n. a space, esp. on the sea, = mið.
- 2. a local name for a fisherman’s sea-mark near Reykjavik; róa út á Svið; perh. so called from the bottom of the sea there being an oid lava-field (sviða); hence Mardöll á miði, … seiddu nú að sviði sæ-kinda val, Jónas.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚢᛁᚦ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
Works & Authors cited:
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
- Jónas Hallgrímsson.
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