As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- smell, pret. small, defect.; [Swed. smälla; Ivar Aasen smella; Dan. smælde]:—to smack, crack, as a whip; the word is freq. in mod. usage, but not found in old writers.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛘᛁᛚᛚᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Ivar Aasen
- Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.