As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. a rude, silly fool, [the French gobemouche], Bs. i. 806, Mag. 64 (Ed.); sem a. at svara fólsku tignum mönnum, Sturl. iii. 138.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚾᚴᚱ-ᚴᛅᛒᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Magus Saga. (G. II.)
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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