As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- and fánn, [faaen = pale, Ivar Aasen], pale, white; fánn hrosti, the pale brewing, of the good ale of the giant Egir, Stor. 18; fán (MS. fanz) fleski, light-coloured hams, bacon, Rm. 29.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛅᛁᚾᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Ivar Aasen
- Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
- Rígsmál. (A. II.)
- Sona-torrek. (A. III.)
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