As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. a ‘speller,’ one who converses with another friend, Edda (Gl.); gumna spjalli, gauta s., gotna s., the friend of men, Lex. Poët.; Hrungnis s., the friend of H., Hým.; jöfra s., the secret friend of kings; s. landreka, id., Lex. Poët.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛒᛁᛅᛚᛚᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Hýmis-kviða. (A. I.)
- Lex. Poët.
- Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
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