As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. (mod. viðbein), vin-bein, BS. i. 367 (recent MSS.):—the collar-bone; maðr braut viðbeina sitt, BS. i. 119; hjó í sundr við-beinat, 648; viðbeinit, in Nj. 27 and Finnb. 330, is prob. only an erroneous reading of an abbreviation, for a t above the line represents -at as well as -it.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛁᚦ-ᛒᛁᛁᚾᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Finnboga Saga. (D. V.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
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