As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. shipwreck, in a metaph. sense; þat hafði Þórði orðit til farreks, at hestar hans báðir vóru í brottu, i. e. Th. was wrecked, in that he had lost both his ponies, Ísl. ii. 318; skulu vér frændr þínir veita þér styrk til þess at þú komir aldri síðan í slíkt f., in such a strait, Fms. iv. 270.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛅᚱ-ᚱᛁᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- i. e.
- id est.
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Theophilus. (F. III.)