As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f. a Norse law term, originating from the heathen age when dead bodies were still burnt, vide arfsal, a sort of clientela, giving life-long support to a man; ‘til brands eðr báls,’ i. e. ad urnam, and inheriting him when dead; defined N. G. L. i. 50.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚱᛅᚾᛏ-ᛁᚱᚠᚦ
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:
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)