As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- ja, m., in Norse sense, a poor fellow, Hom. 117, 119: in Icel. a wretch.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚱᛘᛁᚾᚴᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
Works & Authors cited:
- Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
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