As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f. pl. in the phrase, deyja af barnsförum, to die in childbed.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛅᚱᚾᛋ-ᚠᛅᚱᛁᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements