As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f. a laying waste, depopulation of a land, Fas. i. 526, Hkr. ii. 75.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᛅᚾᛏᛋ-ᛅᚢᚦᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
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