As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a law phrase, plundering another’s properly; the law distinguishes between rán (by personal violence) and fornæmi, plunder before the owner’s eyes, but without the use of force, Jb. 426, cp. also Gþl. 402, 416, n. G. l. i. 227.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᚢᚱ-ᚾᛅᛘᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
- Jóns-bók. (B. III.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)