As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adv., esp. in the phrase, grata b., to weep bitterly, Fms. x. 367, Th. 6, the Icel. transl. of Luke xxii. 62; grenja (to howl) b., Fms. x. 256: bitterly, grimly, bera sik b. her í móti, Stj. 143.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛁᛁᛋᚴᛚᛁᚴᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
- Theophilus. (F. III.)
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