As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj. senseless, irrational; S. skepna, skynlaust kykvendi, an irrational being, a brute, animal, SkS. 46, Barl. 165, MS. 623. 18; skynlaus rödd, an irrational sound, Skálda 170; S. maðr, SkS. 246; S. snápr, Barl. 165.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚴᚢᚾ-ᛚᛅᚢᛋᛋ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Barlaams Saga. (F. III.)
- Skálda. (H. I.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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