As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. old words or saws; an archaism; hulin foryrðin, Lil. 98. fornyrðis-lag or fornyrða-lag, n. a kind of old metre: this word is an απ. λεγ. in Edda lit., whence it has spread into mod. use, but it is better called kviðu-háttr: mod. an archaism.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᚢᚱᚾ-ᚢᚱᚦᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- απ. λεγ.
- απαξ. λεγόμενον.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Lilja. (A. III.)