As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- u, f. [Dan. hö-tyv; Swed. tjuga; from the obsolete verb tjúga]:—a pitch-fork, prop. a ‘drawer;’ hey-tjúga, a hay-fork; rann verkþræll á árbakkann, ok skaut hey-tjúgu í lið þeirra, Hkr. i. 25: a nickname, Sturl. ii. 160. tjúgu-skegg, n. fork-beard, a nickname of the famous Danish king Swein, the conqueror of England, Fms. This word is quite obsolete in Icel., but in full use in Swed. and Dan.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛁᚢᚴᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- proper, properly.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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