As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- sarð, an obsolete defective strong verb, part. sorðinn, also stroðinn (formed as if from metathesis), Grág. ii. 147; the word remains in the vulgar streða, used of dogs and beasts: [mid. H. G. serte]:—stuprare, with the notion of Sodomitic practices; ef maðr kallar mann sorðinn, id.; viltú serða hann, Fas. ii. 337; sarð hann yðr þá eigi Agðinn, Fms. vi. 360; in Nj. 15 it is not used in a proper sense: pass., Fb. iii. 427.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛁᚱᚦᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
- mid. H. G.
- middle High German.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
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