As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a law term, a kind of burglary, theft, to the amount of three cows at least, or three cows’ value; defined n. G. L. i. 180: metaph. damage, Bs. i. 350.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢ-ᚱᛅᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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