As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a little dale, Nj. 132, Fms. vi. 136, Al. 41. damma, u, f. [domina], a dame, Fr. (for. and rare); hence in mod. use madama, madame.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛅᛚ-ᚢᛁᚱᛒᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- French in etymologies.
Works & Authors cited:
- Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Fritzner’s Dictionary, 1867.
- Njála. (D. II.)
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