As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. slaughter in battle, Eg. 32, 59, 298, Nj. 44, Gullþ. 24, 25, Fms. i. 24, vi. 406, vii. 57, Ó. H. 40, passim: of sickness, Sturl. iii. 279, Ann. 1349 (of a plague or sudden death).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛅᚾᚾ-ᚠᛅᛚᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Íslenzkir Annálar. (D. IV.)
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Gull-Þóris Saga. (D. II.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
- Ó. H.
- Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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