As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- töstugr (tǫstugr)
- adj. harsh.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, töstugr may be more accurately written as tǫstugr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚢᛋᛏᚢᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements