As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj. ind. convalescent, on the road to recovery, Al. 150, Korm. 220: now used as a masc. (-bati, a, m.), vera í aptrbata, to be getting better, Fas. iii. 524.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛒᛏᚱ-ᛒᛅᛏᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Kormaks Saga. (D. II.)
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