As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a work of mercy or charity, Hom. 67, K. Á. 76, Fms. x. 244.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛁᛋᚴᚢᚾᚾᛅᚱ-ᚢᛁᚱᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
- K. Á.
- Kristinn-réttr Árna biskups. (B. III.)
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