As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. a human fiend, Fs. 36, 44, Fms. ii. 83.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛅᚾᚾ-ᚠᛁᛅᚾᛏᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
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