As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- t and ð, [Ulf. dragkjan; Engl. drench], to drown, with dat., Edda (pref.) 144, Fms. iii. 28, Fas. ii. 35: metaph. to swamp, Fms. x. 395: with acc., Hom. 154 (rarely): reflex, to be submerged, Fms. xi. 66.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚱᛁᚴᚴᛁᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
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