As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. an overbearing, violent man, Eg. 174, Nj. 89, Fms. vi. 155, vii. 113.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚠᛋᛅ-ᛘᛅᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
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