As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj. [Swed. nes], inglorious, ashamed; neiss er nökkviðr halr, a saying, a naked man is ashamed, Hm. 48, cp. Gen. iii. 10; Norna dóm þú munt fyrr neisum hafa, thou wilt scorn the doom of the Norns, Fm. 11; þeir sendu hann til sömu eyjar nöktan ok neisan, Barl. 62.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᛁᛁᛋᛋ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Barlaams Saga. (F. III.)
- Fafnis-mál. (A. II.)
- Hává-mál. (A. I.)
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