As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- interj. [a for. word; Germ, au weh], woe! alas! used with dat., a. mér, Mar. 167; acc., a. mik, 175; absol., 147: after the Reformation ‘áví’ and ‘ó vei’ occur, or ‘vei’ alone.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚢᚠᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- absolute, absolutely.
Works & Authors cited:
- Maríu Saga. (F. III.)
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