As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adv. no, in a slow hesitating way, freq. in mod. talk, and is mentioned as early as Run. Gramm. Ísl.; nei, ekkí, well no, not quite so!
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᚴᚴᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.