Jonas Lau Markussen

ᛦ ýr

Ýr means yew tree.

 

 

Stanza from the Icelandic Rune Poem:

 

Yew is bent bow
and brittle iron
and giant of the arrow.

 

 

Stanza from the Norwegian Rune Poem:

 

Yew is the greenest of trees in winter;
it is wont to crackle when it burns.

 

 

LO: Long-branch
SH: Short-twig
ST: Staveless
VA: Variant
TW: Twig-runes
NO: Old Norse transliteration
EN: Modern English transliteration

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