As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. [perh. akin to the Germ. dampf], flavour; görði síðan af dám ekki góðan, Bs. i. 340; illr d., Konr. 57; the phrase, draga dám af e-u, to take a (bad) flavour from a thing; hver dregr dám af sínum sessunautum: Icel. also use a verb dáma, að, in the phrase, e-m dámar ekki e-t, i. e. to dislike, to loathe; a filthy person is called ó-dámr, etc.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛅᛘᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- et cetera.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- i. e.
- id est.
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Konráðs Saga. (G. III.)
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