As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj. ind. downcast, forlorn; Ketill kvað þá mjök e., K. said that they were much cast down, disheartened, Fas. ii. 16, Fspl. 12; it occurs only in these two passages, see a note of Dr. Scheving to Fspl. l. c., where he says that the word still survives in the east of Icel.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᚾᛏᚱ-ᚱᛁᚢᚦᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- l. c.
- loco citato.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Forspjalls-ljóð. (A. I.)
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