As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
engja Old Norse word can mean:
- 1. ð, [Gr. αγχω; Lat. ango; Germ. engen], to press tight, compress; engdr (vexed) með ufriði, Str.: with dat., hón engvir honum (makes him anxious, vexes him), ok angrar, id.: the mod. phrase, engja sig (or engjask), Swed. wrida sig, = to writhe with pain, chiefly used of a worm.
- 2. u, f. and enging, f. [Germ. enge], narrowness (rare): medic., garn-engja, constriction of the bowels.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᚾᚴᛁᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
- medicine, medically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Strengleikar. (G. II.)