As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. a bird, an oyster-catcher or sea-pie, hæmatopus ostralegus l., Edda (Gl.), and mod. usage, (Dan. tjald); so called prob. from its long legs, like tent-spars.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛁᛅᛚᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
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