As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. meal-time, Grág. i. 261, Nj. 197, Sd. 144; milli matmála, between two meals, Bs. i. 108; lítil er líðandi stund, löng matmáls stund, Hkr. i. 154 (a saying):—a meal. Fms. vii. 160.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛅᛏ-ᛘᛅᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
- Svarfdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.