As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. [Dan. taarn; Germ. thurm; from the Lat. turris]:—a tower, Symb. 30, 56, Fms. vi. 158, 164, ix. 3, HkR. iii. 69, Skíða R. 68; the word appears in the 12th or 13th century.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚢᚱᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
- Symbolae. (H. IV.)
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