As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. a foster-father, Eg. 117, Ísl. ii. 139 (v. l.), Fms. ix. 361.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᚢᛋᛏᚱ-ᚠᛅᚦᛁᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- v. l.
- varia lectio.
Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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