As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. loss of life, Grág. ii. 130, MS. 625. 14, BS. ii. 111, Fb. i. 70, Ver. 73; manntapa-vetr, a winter of great mortality, Ann. 1196.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛅᚾᚾ-ᛏᛅᛒᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Íslenzkir Annálar. (D. IV.)
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Veraldar Saga. (E. II.)
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