As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. an accomplice (cp. Germ. diebs-genosse, Dan. hæler), such as a receiver of stolen goods, Grág. ii. 190; ef maðr flytr þjóf yfir óduldr, þá hefir hann fyrir-gört húð sinni ok heiti þ., Gþl. 418: the saying, þjófrinn þrífst en þjófs-nautrinn aldri, the thief may thrive but the thief’s accomplice never, i. e. he is even worse than the thief himself; ílla er þá ef ek em þjófsnautr, Nj. 75.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚦᛁᚢᚠᛋ-ᚾᛅᚢᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- i. e.
- id est.
Works & Authors cited:
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
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