As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. fumbling; göra e-t í fáti, to fumble about a thing; fát kemr á e-n, to be confounded; mæðisk nú brátt, svá at hann leggsk til fáta, vesall karl, so that he is quite confounded. Mar. 1056. fáta, að, to fumble.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛅᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Maríu Saga. (F. III.)