As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. [dominus], sir. D. N.; hence comes perhaps the mod. Icel. word of-dan, það er mér ofdan, ‘tis too great a honour for me; else the word is quite out of use.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛅᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
Works & Authors cited:
- D. N.
- Diplomatarium Norvagicum. (J. II.)
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