As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f. [from Fr. maladie], leprosy, 15. K. 107.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛅᛚᛅᛏᛏᚢ-ᛋᚢᛏᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- French in etymologies.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fritzner’s Dictionary, 1867.