As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a widow’s name, widowhood, FaS. i. 223, Am. 98 (MS. ekkiunam clearly a false reading = namn).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᚴᚴᛁᚢ-ᚾᛅᚠᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Atla-mál. (A. II.)
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)