As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj., poët. epithet of the slain in a battle-field; e. valr, mown by the sword, Hom. 31, Gm. 53; no doubt from má, to mow, not from móðr, weary.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᚴᚴ-ᛘᚢᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Grímnis-mál. (A. I.)
- Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)