As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- að, to bewail, to complain, esp. in the impers. phrase, a. sik, to feel compassion for, Bær. II, Al. 10, Róm. 182, Bret. 98, Fagrsk. ch. 34; now freq. used in reflex., aumkast yfir e-t, to pity.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚢᛘᚴᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
Works & Authors cited:
- Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
- Breta Sögur. (G. I.)
- Bærings Saga. (G. II.)
- Fagrskinna. (K. I.)
- Rómverja Saga. (E. II.)
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