As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- u, f. = ölmusa, alms, [Scot. almous, Germ. almosen, (έλεημοςύνη.)]
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛚᛘᚢᛋᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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