As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. [from a Gaelic word min = flour], dough made of butter and flour kneaded by the Irish slaves to slake their thirst at sea when short of water, Landn. 34: whence Minnþaks-eyrr, f. a local name in Icel., see Landn. l. c. and Fs.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛁᚾᚾᚦᛅᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- l. c.
- loco citato.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
- Landnáma. (D. I.)