As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f., mod. mann-helgi, f. indecl.:—personal rights, inviolability of person, N. G. l. i. 8: the section of the law treating of personal rights, also called mannhelgar-bálkr, ii. 45: hér hefr upp mannhelgi vára, þat er fyrst í mannhelgi várri, at …, id.:—a sanctuary, þar var mannhelgr mikil, ok miklar viðlögur við manns aftak, Fms. x. 391.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛅᚾᚾ-ᚼᛁᛚᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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