As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. a nickname, Fms. vii. 239, see preceding word; prop. the name ot a bird; in Faroe maasi is a sea-mew; val-maasi, Uislands-maasi (= an Icelandic mew), fiski-maasi, see Mr. H.C. Müller’s Færoernes Fugle-fauna (1863).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛅᛋᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- proper, properly.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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