As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a delay; nú var eigi sein á (seinat?) konungi til mótsins, the king did not wait for him, Fms. vi. 239: the saying, ein stund verðr opt at seinum, one hour may make it too late, Harms. 41; aldri læt ek at munni sein, Mkv. 24; frið-sein, lack of peace, disturbance, Þd. 9.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛁᛁᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Málshátta-kvæði. (A. III.)
- Þórs-drápa. (A. I.)
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