As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f. [from Early Engl. lefdye; Engl. lady; A. S. hlæfdige; but borrowed at a time when the initial aspirate had already been lost in the Engl.]:—a lady, SkS. 455, 457, MS. 4. 7, and now and then in mod. poetry, but the word never took root.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᛅᚠᚦᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
Works & Authors cited:
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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