As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj., prop. ‘selfish,’ ‘self-seeking,’ avaricious, covetous, Rd. 232, Hkr. iii. 361, Bs. ii. 160, Barl. 136; ðu síngjarn = Lat. O avare I Hom. 15.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛁᚾ-ᚴᛁᛅᚱᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- proper, properly.
Works & Authors cited:
- Barlaams Saga. (F. III.)
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
- Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
- Reykdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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