As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- -merki, id, n. a sign of death (opp. to lífs-mark), medic. decay or the like, Nj. 154, 656 C. 32; a type of death, Hom. 108.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛅᚢᚦᛅ-ᛘᛅᚱᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- medicine, medically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
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