As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
íll-virki Old Norse word can mean:
- 1. n. a cruel, evil doing, crime, Háv. 38: as a law term, an outrage, done with an evil intention, defined in Grág. i. 130, 131: robbery, ravage, Fms. vii. 18, xi. 57.
- 2. a, m. an ill-doer, criminal (thief, robber), Grág. i. 130, Greg. 40, Fas. i. 56 (Ed. íllvirkr), Fms. xi. 445, Al. 108.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᛚᛚ-ᚢᛁᚱᚴᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Hávarðar Saga. (D. II.)
- Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Gregory. (F. II.)
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