As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. a dear friend, Fms. vi. 198, v. l. aldavinr, a dear old friend.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛋᛏᚢᚦᛅᚱ-ᚢᛁᚾᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- v. l.
- varia lectio.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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