As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- u, f. [Germ. mensch, m.; cp. Ulf. mannisks = ἀνθρώπινος; Dan. menneske; Swed. menneska; Scot. mensk]:—a man (Lat. homo); from the time of the Reformation this word is freq., but it is rare in old writers; indeed, hann tók manneskju hold, Hom. 160, is the only instance on record, for A. A. 196 is a compilation from a paper MS.; the word is, however, a good one, and is freq. in n. T., Vídal. passim: in mod. usage it often, in both speech and writing, takes the place of mann (maðr).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛅᚾᚾ-ᛁᛋᚴᛁᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
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Works & Authors cited:
- A. A.
- Antiquitates Americanae. (E. II.)
- Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
- N. T.
- New Testament.