As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. [af- intens. and ráð], absolute rule, D. n. ii, 336 several times (Fr.)
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚠ-ᚱᛅᚦᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- French in etymologies.
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Works & Authors cited:
- D. N.
- Diplomatarium Norvagicum. (J. II.)
- Fritzner’s Dictionary, 1867.