As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj. [Swed. elig], vile, Hom. 151; e. ambátt, a poor handmaid, Stj. 484. 1 Sam. xxv. 24; afleitt eðr elikt, vile and refuse, 456. 1 Sam. xv. 9; illr ok e., Hb. 31: it is probably akin to el-, Germ. elend, vide aulandi, p. 34.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᛚᛁᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Hauks-bók. (H. IV.)
- Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
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