As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. pl. the short ribs, the lower part of the breast, the brisket, Dipl. v. 18, Fb. ii. 103: metaph., skamrifja-mikill, stout, fat, Grett. 148 A.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚴᛅᛘ-ᚱᛁᚠ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Diplomatarium. (J. I.)
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Grettis Saga. (D. II.)