As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
tyrfa Old Norse word can mean:
- d, [torf], to cover with turf, sod. Fas. i. 134, iii. 389, Sturl. i. 155, passim.
- 2. [Swed. törfja], to pelt (with turf and stones?); t. e-n með grjóti ok með torfi, N. G. l. i. 82; cp. ‘tyrva med stenom’ in Swed. law; torfleikr, a pelting game.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚢᚱᚠᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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