As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a law term, manslaughter committed within one’s own family, the slaying one’s own kinsman, Fms. x. 152, Orkn. 24, Ld. 258, Sighvat (Ó. H. in a verse).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛏᛏ-ᚢᛁᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
- Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
- Ó. H.
- Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)
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