As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- part. ‘few-speaking,’ silent, Fms. ii. 76, ix. 52, Sks. 474: gramm., sem þessi er tungan fátalaðri, as this language has fewer vowels, Skálda 161.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛅ-ᛏᛅᛚᛅᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Skálda. (H. I.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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