As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- torf-völr (torf-vǫlr)
- m. [torvol, Ivar Aasen], a thin plank running along the eaves of a turf-thatched cottage, so as to prevent the earth falling down, N. G. l. i. 101, Gþl. 331.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, torf-völr may be more accurately written as torf-vǫlr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚢᚱᚠ-ᚢᚢᛚᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
- Ivar Aasen
- Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)