As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
dvergr Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (-s, -ar), m.
- 1) dwarf (lágr ok digr sem ~);
- 2) one of the short pillars which support the beams and rafters in a house;
- 3) some kind of ornament (? a brooch) in a lady’s dress (sat þar kona … dúkr var á hálsi, dvergar á öxlum).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚢᛁᚱᚴᚱ
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