As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f, as a law term, ransacking a house for stolen things or the like, for a description of which see N. G. L. i. 83, 84, 255, in Grág. ii. 188–195 called rannsókna-þáttr, as also Rd. ch. 2, 18, Njarð. 376: metaph. a search, enquiry, passim in mod. usage.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚱᛅᚾᚾ-ᛋᚢᚴᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
- Njarðvíkinga Saga. (D. II.)
- Reykdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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