As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- u, f. [perh. a for. word; A. S. and Fr. targe], a target, small round shield, occurring in Kormak and Hkm. 6 (poets of the middle of the 10th century), Nj. 144; törgu-buklari or törgu-skjöldr, a target-shield, 143; himin-t., the ‘heaven-target,’ i. e. the sun, Þd.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛅᚱᚴᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
- French in etymologies.
- i. e.
- id est.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fritzner’s Dictionary, 1867.
- Hákonar-mál. (A. III.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
- Þórs-drápa. (A. I.)
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