As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
tog Old Norse word can mean:
- n. a ‘tow,’ rope, line; flota ok tog í bæði lönd, Gþl. 410; hafi sá varp er fyrr renndi togum sínum, of an angler’s line, 426; akkeri með digru togi, Gsp.
- 2. a cord by which another is led; hafa hest í togi, to have a horse in tow, a led-horse, Grág. i. 441, Fbr. 77; þinn hestr skal mér nú í togi vera, MS. 4. 16; hann hélt höndunum um togit (leading a calf), FmS. vi. 368: the phrase, svá eru lög sem hafa tog, law is just as it is stretched, i. e. might goes for right.
- II. goat’s hair, or in Icel. the long coarse flax-like hair in the wool of mountain-sheep; the English wool merchants call it ‘kemp,’ see Þjóðólfr, 12th of June, 1872, p. 120.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚢᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- i. e.
- id est.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
Works & Authors cited:
- Getspeki Heiðreks. (A. II.)
- Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
- Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
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