As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. [prob. akin to lán, Germ. lehn (ð = n), prop. denoting a fief]:—land, but mostly only in poetry: in the allit. phrase, land ok láð, land and lea, Hkm. 21; fyrirgöra landi ok láði, Fms. xi. 363; láð og lög, land and sea; láðs og lagar dýr, an amphibious animal; hann kom fram á eitt fágrt láð, Karl. 71: freq. in poetry, see Lex. poët.: as also in poët. compds, esp. as láð-gefandi, part. fief-giving: láð-göfgaðr, part. gifted with lands: láð-valdr, m. a fief-wielder = a king; láð-varðaðr and láð-vörðr, m. a land-warder, all epithets of a king, Lex. poët.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᛅᚦ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- alliteration, alliterative.
- frequent, frequently.
- proper, properly.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Hákonar-mál. (A. III.)
- Karla-magnús Saga. (G. I.)
- Lex. Poët.
- Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
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