As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- (now aðhjúkrun), f. [hjuka at e-m], heed, attention, care in the most tender sense of that word, e. g. that of a mother to her sick child; attention to a sick, frozen, shipwrecked, or destitute person, Fms. viii. 444, Finnb. 234, v. 1.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛏ-ᚼᛁᚢᚴᛅᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- e. g.
- exempli gratia.
Works & Authors cited:
- Finnboga Saga. (D. V.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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