As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. (smælingr), a small man, poor man; varisk nú smælingjar reiði Guðs, Stj. 495 (Sks. 729); sjaldan hefir réttr smælingsins við þat batnað, at margir hafa yfirboðarnir verit í senn, N. G. l. ii. 403. In the Icel. N. T. ‘little ones’ is rendered by smælingjar.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛘᛅᛚᛁᚾᚴᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
Works & Authors cited:
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
- N. T.
- New Testament.
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
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