As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
sáligr Old Norse word can mean:
- m. [Germ. selig; A. S. sælig = blessed; whence Old Engl. seely; mod. Engl. silly]:—poor, mostly in a good sense, but also in a bad = wretched, but only in a religious or eccl. style, Stj. 152, 428, BS. ii. 18, Fb. i. 514.
- 2. in mod. usage [like Germ. selig] deceased, the late so and so, very freq., but usually written shortly, sál.; hún móðir mín sál., systir mín sál., hann Jón sál.: the usual ancient word is heitinn, see heita.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛅᛚᛁᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
- frequent, frequently.
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)