As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- að, to have half done with a thing; er þeir höfðu hálfnað sundit, Fær. 173: to be half gone or past, Fms. iii. 81, Bret. ch. 13, Sd. ch. 22 (slain the half of it); dagr, nótt, vegr er hálfnaðr, the day, night, way is half past.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛅᛚᚠᚾᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Breta Sögur. (G. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Færeyinga Saga. (E. II.)
- Svarfdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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