As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. a confederate, one bound by oath, Nj. 192: a liegeman bound by a hollustu-e., Orkn. 106, Fms. v. 44 (Hkr. ii. 333).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᛁᚦ-ᛋᚢᛅᚱᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- s. v.
- sub voce.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
- Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
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