As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- u, f. a foster-mother of a child, Mar.; now a nurse.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛅᚱᚾ-ᚠᚢᛋᛏᚱᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Maríu Saga. (F. III.)
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