As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. sleepiness, Hom. 26: cohabitation, in the law phrase, biðja konu svefnis, Grág. i. 337, 338; brjóta konu til svefnis, to ravish, ii. 60, n. G. L. i. 71, 357.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚢᛁᚠᚾᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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