As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m.; in the phrase, vera e-s n., to be under another person’s thumb, yield him forced obedience, Ld. 170, Fms. i. 75.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᛅᚢᚦᚢᚾᚴᛅᚱ-ᛘᛅᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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