As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
næmr Old Norse word can mean:
- adj. [nema], hunted, outcast; næmir hvervetna, Sól. 9:—keen, sharp, of a pointed instrument (a needle): contagious, of sickness: touching, hjart-næmr, touching the heart; fast-næmr, firm,
- 2. quick at learning, esp. of learning by heart, Bs. i. 127; hann er vel næmr, flug-næmr, or treg-næmr, ó-næmr; næmr á kver, nú er eg kominn hér, Stef. Ól.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᛅᛘᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Sólarljóð. (A. III.)
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Stef. Ól.
- Stefán Ólafsson.
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