As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. pl. marks, whereby to discern one thing (person) from another; sá þó öll d. á honum, all his features were visible, Fas. i. 298; the metaph. phrase, kunna, vita, deili á e-u (e-m), to know the marks of a thing (man), i. e. to know it so as to discern it from another thing; vita öll d. á, to know exactly; vita eingi d. á, to know nothing about, Eg. 185, Fas. ii. 113, Fms. v. 316.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛁᛁᛚᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- i. e.
- id est.
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
- s. v.
- sub voce.
Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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