As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- töðu-gjöld (tǫðu-gjǫld)
- n. pl. a kind of ‘churn-feast’ in Icel., when all the infield-hay is dry, stacked, and housed, and a kind of porridge, called töðugjalda-grautr, is given with cream to the labourers.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, töðu-gjöld may be more accurately written as tǫðu-gjǫld.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚢᚦᚢ-ᚴᛁᚢᛚᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.