As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
au-virðast Old Norse word can mean:
- d, to become worthless, Eg. 103, Glúm. 377 C.
- 2. in the act. to think unworthy, disparage, Barl. 21, 57, 123, 190, Mar. 83: seldom used except in Norse writers, and consequently spelt with an ‘af-:’ in reflex. sense. Stj. 483.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚢ-ᚢᛁᚱᚦᛅᛋᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Víga-Glúms Saga. (D. II.)
- Barlaams Saga. (F. III.)
- Maríu Saga. (F. III.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)