As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. pl., in the phrase, liggja á nástrám, to lay a corpse on straw, Greg. 56, 57, Hom. 153; hence the phrase, er ek lá stirðr á strám, Sól.; and strá-dauða, ‘straw-dead’ (= dead in his bed), as opp. to vápn-dauðr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᛅ-ᛋᛏᚱᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Gregory. (F. II.)
- Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
- Sólarljóð. (A. III.)
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