Old Norse Dictionary -

Meaning of Old Norse word "" in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

Old Norse word can mean:

n. [the root word of deyja, dauðr].
1. catalepsy; Icel. say, liggja í dai or sem í dái, to lie motionless, without stirring a limb and without feeling pain; hann vissi þá ekki til sin longum, ok þúui þá sem hann lægi í dái, Bs. i. 336, Fas. ii. 235: falla í da, to fall into a senseless state, Bs. i. 451.
2. it is medic, used of the relieving swoon, like the sleep which follows after strong paroxysms, Fél. ix. 204; it is different from aungvit (swoon) or brotfall (epilepsy).

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

n.
neuter.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fél.
Félags-rit.
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