As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. [akin to tungl, q. v.], an ornamental head-piece or beak(Lat. rostra) on a ship; með gínandum höfðum ok gröfnum tinglum, Hornklofi; tingls marr, a ‘tingol-steed,’ i. e. a ship, Hkr. i. (in a verse); tingla töng, the ‘tingl-tong,’ i. e. the rostrum, the ship’s beak, Hallfred; tingla tungl, Lex. Poët.; enni-tingl, the forehead beaks, i. e. the eyes, Bragi (thus, not tungl, as seen from the rhyme tingl gingu); gékk Þormóðr inn í skálann ok lét róa tinglit, of a ghost, to wag the head (?), Háv. 7 new Ed.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛁᚾᚴᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- i. e.
- id est.
- q. v.
- quod vide.
Works & Authors cited:
- Hávarðar Saga. (D. II.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
- Lex. Poët.
- Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
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