As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- ja, m. a prisoner, Stj. 200, Fms. vi. 16, 623. 25.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛅᚾᛏᛁᚾᚴᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
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