As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a deadly swoon, fatal deep, as of one fated to die, Fas. iii. 608: medic. catalepsis, also called stjarfi, Fél. x. 43.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛅᚢᚦᛅ-ᛋᚢᛁᚠᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- medicine, medically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
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