As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- (ein-mana), adj. solitary, alone, lonely; e. svá langt frá öðrum mönnum, Fas. i. 48, iii. 227: with the notion of a helpless, orphan state, þóttisk hann nú mjök e., left alone, Nj. 260; þar þú ert kominn hér e. (single-handed), Fbr. 154; ungr ok e., young and friendless, Fms. viii. 3; hversu e. (how bereft) margir fara, Sl. 48.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᛁᚾ-ᛘᛅᚾᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
- Sólarljóð. (A. III.)
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