As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- an old, obsolete gen. from herr; Drottinn Sabaoth is in the Icel. transl. of the Bible rendered by Drottinn Allsherjar, the Lord of Hosts. It is esp. used as an adv. in some political and legal terms, denoting something general, public, common.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛚᛚᛋ-ᚼᛁᚱᛁᛅᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
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