As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- also ein-yrki, a, m. [verk]. a single worker, one who works single-handed, a poor husbandman that has no servants; the einyrki is reckoned partly as bóndi, and not cottager; he could serve as a neighbour (búi) in case of his property amounting to two cows’ value per head of his household (wife and children), Grág. i. 145, defined in ii. 42, 43: the Norse sense of the word, Gþl. 438, cp. Jb. 184: in N. G. l. i. 199 distinction is made between bændr, einhleypingar, and einyrkjar.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᛁᚾ-ᚢᛁᚱᚴᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
- Jóns-bók. (B. III.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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