As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. a law term, an inheritance to which there is no heir alive, Gþl. 282, n. G. l. i. 49; cp. Hkv. Hjörv. 11, where aldauðraarfr is a mis-reading; the meaning of the passage hyggsk a. ráða is, that he would destroy them to the last man.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛚᛏᛅᚢᚦᛅ-ᛅᚱᚠᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
- Helga-kviða Hundingsbana. (A. II.)
- Hkv. Hjörv.
- Helga-kviða Hjörvarðssonar. (A. II.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)