As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adv. nigh, near to, near at hand, with dat., Sks. 782; þar var n. til görs at ganga, Ld. 96; um várit n. kyndil-messu, Fms. x. 411: as adv almost, nearly, well-nigh, Eg. 58, Nj. 219, Fms. i. 222, ii. 50, Ld. 38, Sks. 62, Bs. i. 394, passim.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᛅᛚᛁᚴᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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