As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- (mod. sjálf-bjarga), adj. self-sufficing, self-helpful; vóru þeir ekki s. til lands, Fas. ii. 269; hann varð eigi s., Fms. ii. 270; hann kvað naut hafa stangat Þórð svá at hanu mundi eigi s. vera, Þorst. St. 50.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛁᛅᛚᚠ-ᛒᛁᛅᚱᚴᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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