As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n, f. a miserable coward, Fms. ii. 61, 93; nú muntú verða at draga af þér slenit, mannskræfan, Grett. 91, Fb. i. 523, Mag. 56.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛅᚾᚾ-ᛋᚴᚱᛅᚠᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
- Magus Saga. (G. II.)
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