As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- ð, [Ulf. renders ἀγαπαν and φιλειν by frijon, and ἀγάπη by frjaþva; akin to friðr, friðill; in Icel. this word has almost entirely disappeared, except in the part. frændi, which is found also in Engl. friend, Germ. freund: frjá has thus met with the same fate as its antagonist fjá (to hate); both have been lost as verbs, while the participles of each, fjándi and frændi, fiend and friend, remain:—vrijen, to woo, still remains in Dutch; and the mod. High Germ. freien and Dan. frie are borrowed from Low Germ.]:—to pet, an απ. λεγ. in Mkv. 5,—annars barn er sem úlf at frjá, to pet another man’s bairn is like petting a wolf, i. e. he will never return your love. The passage Ls. 19 is obscure and probably corrupt.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᚱᛁᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- απ. λεγ.
- απαξ. λεγόμενον.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- i. e.
- id est.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Loka-senna. (A. I.)
- Málshátta-kvæði. (A. III.)