As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. a poor weak person, opp. to one strong and mighty, Stj. 652, Fms. ii. 182, Thom., Barl. 55.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᛁᛏᛁᛚ-ᛘᛅᚴᚾᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Barlaams Saga. (F. III.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
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