As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f. pl. bloody nights; it may originally have been a law term, the night next after a murder or homicide; in the proverb, blóðnætr eru hverjum bráðastar, i. e. the thirst for revenge rises highest during the bloody nights, Glúm. 344, Fs. 39, Bs. i. 142.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛚᚢᚦ-ᚾᛅᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- i. e.
- id est.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
- Víga-Glúms Saga. (D. II.)