As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- nöp (nǫp)
- f. [napr, nepja], chilliness; e-m er í nöpinni við e-n, to bear malice against one, feel hurt and offended.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, nöp may be more accurately written as nǫp.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᚢᛒ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements