As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj. [ván]: medic., liggja e., to lie in a hopeless state, to be sinking fast, BS. i. 353; hón hafði aldri orðit einvænni, her life had never been in greater danger, id.; fylgði bæði svefnleysi ok matleysi, ok þótti hann þá einvænn vera, and they thought he was in a hopeless state, 144, (Ed. emrænn, which no doubt is a misspelling in the MS.)
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᛁᚾ-ᚢᛅᚾᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
- medicine, medically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
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