As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. a husbandman, in allit. phrases, bændr ok b., Fms. i. 33, Sks. 603; illr b., a bad husbandman, Fms. i. 69, where it is used in a morally bad sense; elsewhere a bad householder, vi. 102, Skálda 203.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢ-ᚦᛁᚴᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- alliteration, alliterative.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Skálda. (H. I.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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