As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adv. [cp. Ulf. apn = ivtavrós, Gal. iv. 10, and atapni, id.], a little before, a little while ago, erewhile; Kolr for frá seli á., Nj. 55; á. er vit skildum, Lv. 34; slíkt sem á. talða ek, as I said just above (of the Speaker reading the law in the lögrétta), Grág. i. 49, ii. 242; nu a., just now, 656 G. 39.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚦᛅᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
Works & Authors cited:
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Ljósvetninga Saga. (D. II.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
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