As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. a blood-bag; metaph. a blood-sucker, a leech, Fms. ii. 317.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛚᚢᚦ-ᚴᚢᛚᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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