As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- [from mál = a meal, and the suffixed gi, see -gi C, p. 199, col. 2]: in the phrase, eiga m. mat, to live from hand to mouth, Hm.; cp. mod. eiga ekki m. matar, to starve.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛅᛚᚢᚾᚴᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Hává-mál. (A. I.)
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