As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj. ind., in the phrase, verða e-s á., used in old writers in the sense to learn, of arts or knowledge, á. íþrótta, Fær. 46, Fms. ii. 270, Sks. 25, 53, 573; with dat., Fb. i. 462: now only used of news, to bear, be aware; not of learning, sensû proprio.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅ-ᛋᚴᚢᚾᛁᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Færeyinga Saga. (E. II.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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