As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a ‘fore-leaping,’ in the phrase, hafa e-n at forhleypi, or at forhleypis-manni, to use one as a ‘fore-leaper,’ i. e. as a cat’s paw, Nj. 224, Sturl. i. 181.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᚢᚱ-ᚼᛚᛁᚢᛒᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- i. e.
- id est.
Works & Authors cited:
- Njála. (D. II.)
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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