As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj. holding close, Stj. 635; vera h. á e-u, to keep it close, Fms. vi. 440, x. 170; e-m verðr ekki haldsamt á e-u, it slips out of one’s hands.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛅᛚᛏ-ᛋᛅᛘᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
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