As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a dishonour, humiliation, of a member of a family; nú verðr knéskot í erfðum, þá skal sá hafa er nánari er, n. G. l. i. 49; koma knéskoti á e-n, to bring one to his knees, Barl. 53.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚾᛁ-ᛋᚴᚢᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Barlaams Saga. (F. III.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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