As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
maurr Old Norse word can mean:
- m. [Dan. myre; Swed. myra; Gr. μύρμηξ; Serb. mraw]:—an ant; mý ok maura, Eluc. 62; einn lítll maðkr er maurr heitir, Sks. 50: in plur., metaph. money-bags, in a contemptuous sense.
- COMPDS: maurahaugr, maurapúki.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛅᚢᚱᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Elucidarium. (F. II.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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