As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj. [akin to nema?], narrow, close; í holdsins hreysi naumu, Pass. 17. 10: close, scant, stingy, verða naumt fyrir, to run short as to time; hafa nauman tíma, to have a short time; naum grið, Bs. ii. 508 (17th century); vera naumt við kominn, to be pressed for time: superl. naumast, as adv. scarcely or narrowly, eg get naumast lesið það, I can hardly read it.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᛅᚢᛘᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)