As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
dœgr Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) one half of the astron. Day, twelve hours of the day or night (í degi dœgr tvau, í dœgri stundir tólf; tuttugu ok fjórar stundir skulu vera í tveimr dœgrum);
- 2) an astronomical day; twenty-four hours; sjau dœgra sigling, a sail of seven days (between Norway and Iceland).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚢᚴᚱ
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