As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- [Germ. bleiben; akin to leifa, q. v.], to remain; this word was taken from Luther’s Bible into Icel., and is used by theol. writers; pret. sing. is never used, but pret. pl. blifu. Pass. 50. 4.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛚᛁᚠᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- q. v.
- quod vide.
- theological, theologically.
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