As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. [Swed. buss, cp. Germ. bursch], a boy, fellow; occurs once in the Jomsv. S., FmS. xi. (in a verse), from A. D. 994. It is still in use in Icel. in the compd word hvata-buss, a boyish fellow who is always in a bustle; hence also hvatabuss-legr, adj. hurried.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᛋᛋᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. D.
- Anno Domini.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)