As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a boil, abscess, freq. in mod. usage; the phrase, grípa á kýlinu, to touch a sore place, Fms. vii. 121.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚢᛚᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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