As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n., esp. in pl. embraces, Ísl. ii. 269, Fms. iii. 129, Bret. 24: metaph., Sks. 550, Mar. 119.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛅᚦᛘ-ᛚᛅᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Breta Sögur. (G. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Maríu Saga. (F. III.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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