As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a ‘down-break,’ destruction, Rb. 332, Mar., Fms. v. 163. niðrbrots-maðr, m. a destroyer, Bs. i. 724.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᛁᚦᚱ-ᛒᚱᚢᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- s. v.
- sub voce.
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Maríu Saga. (F. III.)
- Rímbegla. (H. III.)
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