As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. ridicule, mockery; með a. ok sköm, ridicule and shame, Fms. x. 279; ef a. er vert, if it be ridicule, vi. 208; a. eðr úmannan, a laughing-stock and a wretch, Sturl. iii. 240.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛏ-ᚼᛚᛅᚴᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)