As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f. one of the weird sisters or Valkyriur of the heathen age, Gm., Edda (Gl.); prob. akin to the neut. mistr (q. v.), as is to be inferred from mistar-marr, the mist-sea = the clouds, the airy region, Hkv. 1. 46.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛁᛋᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- q. v.
- quod vide.
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Grímnis-mál. (A. I.)
- Helga-kviða Hundingsbana. (A. II.)
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