As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
á-þján Old Norse word can mean:
- f. oppression, tyranny, oppressive rule, Eg. 14, 47, Fms. v. 26: servitude, heavy-burdens (= álögur), vii. 75, x. 416 (where áþjánar, pl.), Sks. 79, v. l. (coercion).
- COMPD: áþjánarok.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅ-ᚦᛁᛅᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- s. v.
- sub voce.
- v. l.
- varia lectio.
Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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