As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- an adverbial prefix to compds, opp. to auð-, q. v.; [this inseparable particle answers to Gr. δυς-, and remains only in O. H. G. zur-; in Ulf. tur- in a single word tur-werjan, Mark xi. 23; it is lost in A. S., Engl., Germ., and in the mod. Scandin. languages; in Icel. it is in full use up to the present day]:—difficult, hard.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚢᚱ-
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- O. H. G.
- Old High German.
- q. v.
- quod vide.
- Scandinavia, Scandinavian.
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