As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a ledge or shelf-like basis or footing, in a wall or pavement; skal hann (the wall) taka í öxl manni af þrepi, Grág. ii. 262; sjándi hvar fjándinn sitr á þrepi einu, Mar., and so in mod. usage: metaph., en þó var sem nökkut þrep kenndisk á leggnum, of a tumor, Bs. i. 376.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚦᚱᛁᛒ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Maríu Saga. (F. III.)
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