As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- part. broken-backed, Fms. x. 240, Greg. 48: metaph. an unhappy wooer is said to be hryggbrotin.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚱᚢᚴᚴ-ᛒᚱᚢᛏᛁᚾᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Gregory. (F. II.)
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