As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
mæða Old Norse word can mean:
- d, [móðr], to weary, plague:—to exhaust, Stj. 417, passim:—to chastise, 147.
- II. reflex. to weary oneself, be exhausted, troubled; mæddusk þeir af kulda ok hungri, 656 C. 21: hann var mæddr síðan við eld, Fms. x. 407:—to lose breath, Grett. (in a verse), and passim in mod. usage:—to trouble oneself, með því at vér mæðumk í athuga-samligum ræðum, Sks. 72; Martha, þú mæðist í mörgu, Luke x. 41.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛅᚦᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)