As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. a pr. name [from the Gaelic], Landn.; whence Njáls-brenna, u, f. the burning of Njal, An. 1010, Nj. ch. 130, inscr.: Njáls-Saga (commonly called Njála), named in Þorst. Síðu H. Anal. 170, see List of Authors: in the sayings, vera vitr sem Njáll, to be as wise as Njal; or, Njáls bíta ráðin, a saying quoted as early as by Arngrim in 1593.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᛁᛅᛚᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- proper, properly.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Analecta. (D. II.)
- Landnáma. (D. I.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
- Þorst. Síðu H.
- Þorsteins Saga Síðu-Hallssonar. (D. II.)