As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- u, f. humanity; veita e-m ást ok mennsku, Hom. 47; miskun ok m., 48, Barl. 42; eptir almennilegri mennsku, in a human manner, Fms. v. 347: freq. in compds, karl-m., góð-m., íll-m.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛁᚾᚾᛋᚴᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
- s. v.
- sub voce.
Works & Authors cited:
- Barlaams Saga. (F. III.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
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