As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. an enjoyer, user; hafra njótr = Thor; geisla n. = the fire; and in many poët. compds, hirði-n., etc., all appellations of men, Lex. poët.: in pr. names, Sig-njótr, a victor; Þór-njótr, Baut.:—a mate = nautr, drekka njóts minni, Fms. vi. 52, v. l. njóts-minni, n. [still in Norway called njös-minne, Ivar Aasen, in the new Edition of his Dict., of a cup drunk by customers after striking a bargain]:—a kind of ‘earnest-cup;’ sendi hann honum eina skál fulla mjaðar, ok bað hann drekka njótsminni (mótsminni is an error), hér með, segir konungr, vil ek gefa þér, Sveinn, jarlsnafn, etc., Fms. vi. 52: the suggestion at the end of the article is therefore true.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᛁᚢᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- et cetera.
- proper, properly.
- v. l.
- varia lectio.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Bautil. (K. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Ivar Aasen
- Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
- Lex. Poët.
- Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.