As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. one who frightens, Lex. Poët., Fms. vi. (in a verse), Gm. 45, Hkv. 1. 54; this word is no relation to the following word.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚴᛁᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Grímnis-mál. (A. I.)
- Helga-kviða Hundingsbana. (A. II.)
- Lex. Poët.
- Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.