As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj. [cp. old Germ. amahtig = infirmus], contr. ámátkir, ámáttkar, etc., used in poetry as an epithet of witches and giants, prob. in the same sense as ámátligr, Vsp. 8, Hkv. Hjör. 17. Egilsson translates by praepotens, which seems scarcely right.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛘ-ᛅᛏᛏᛁᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- et cetera.
Works & Authors cited:
- Helga-kviða Hundingsbana. (A. II.)
- Völuspá. (A. I.)
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