As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a vow made in need; nauðheita maðr, a supplicant, 625. 192.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᛅᚢᚦ-ᚼᛁᛁᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements