As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- töf (tǫf)
- f., gen. tafar, [tefja], a delay, hindrance; mikil töf; vera e-m til tafar, to be a hindrance to one. tafar-laust, n. adj. without delay.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, töf may be more accurately written as tǫf.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚢᚠ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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