As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. an unwelcome guest, in the phrase, vera e-m a., Fbr. 7, 24 new Ed. (now freq.)
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚾᛏᚢᛅᚱᛅ-ᚴᛁᛋᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
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