As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- u, f. [cp. afi], grandmother; now in freq. use, but rarely in the Sagas, which use föður-móðir and móður-móðir, Hým. 7, Rm. 16, Edda 109, Nj. 119, Ld. 328. In compds, ömmu-bróðir, ömmu-systir, etc.; lang-amma, u, f. is a great-grandmother. [In Germ. amme means a nurse.]
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛘᛘᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- et cetera.
- frequent, frequently.
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Hýmis-kviða. (A. I.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
- Rígsmál. (A. II.)
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