As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. pl. wavering from age, decrepitude, Bret. 162 (of king Lear); in Eg. 756 (the verse), the old poet said, vals hefi’k váfur elli = elli-vafur; the comparison with the passage in Bret. is decisive, and the explanation in Lex. Poët. s. v. vafur is undoubtedly wrong.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᛚᛚᛁ-ᚢᛅᚠᚢᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- s. v.
- sub voce.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Breta Sögur. (G. I.)
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Lex. Poët.
- Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.