As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- t, to keep lyke-wake, watch a corpse by night (referring to the old lyke-wake), Fms. vii. 251, ix. 480, Fær. 198, Hkr. ii. 228.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᛅᛏᛏ-ᛋᛁᛏᛁᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Færeyinga Saga. (E. II.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
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