As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. the mother’s side, of lineage, Fms. i. 4, vi. 223, Eg. 267, 338:—a mother, parent, Edda 18, Fms. xi. 56; opp. to faðerni, q. v.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᚢᚦᛁᚱᚾᛁ
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.)
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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