As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj. ind., and dauð-vænn, adj., medic. sinking fast, when no hope of life is left, Grett. 155, Fms. vi. 31, H. E. i. 480.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛅᚢᚦ-ᚢᛅᚾᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- medicine, medically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
- H. E.
- Historia Ecclesiastica Islandiae. (J. I.)
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