As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- mann-björg (mann-bjǫrg)
- f. the saving of men, saving of life; brutu þeir skipit, þar varð m., Nj. 282, Ann. 1413. mannbjargar-maðr, m. a rescuer.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, mann-björg may be more accurately written as mann-bjǫrg.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛅᚾᚾ-ᛒᛁᚢᚱᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Íslenzkir Annálar. (D. IV.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
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