As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj. of mark, noteworthy, truthful; merkr maðr ok sannorðr, Fms. ii. 282; er bæði var merkr ok réttorðr, Bs. i. 138; sem dyggvastr ok merkastr, Th. 18; eigi merkr ok miðlungi réttorðr, Sturl. ii. 188; ú-merkr, inaccurate, untrustworthy, Ld. 232, Fms. ii. 268.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛁᚱᚴᚱ
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.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
- Theophilus. (F. III.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.