December 21, 2017
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.
NO: Old Norse transliteration
EN: Modern English transliteration