As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj. severe as to conduct, austere, serious, Sks. 370; var hann s. um allt fyrir þeirra hönd, Bs. i, Skálda 210.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛁᚦ-ᚢᛅᚾᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Skálda. (H. I.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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