As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- u, f., mod. hneisa, which form also occurs in old vellums, [Swed. nesa]:—shame, disgrace; this is the true form, as is shewn by the allit. in Hm. 48 and Fm. 11; and also in phrases like, niðra ok neisa; for references see hneisa. neisu-ligr, adj. shameful, degrading.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᛁᛁᛋᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- alliteration, alliterative.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fafnis-mál. (A. II.)
- Hává-mál. (A. I.)