As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj. of persons, hard to overcome, come at, Lv. 49, Ld. 238; eiga við torsóttligt fólk, Fb. iii. 445: of things, hard to perform or the like, Fms. ix. 295, Ld. 178, 292.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚢᚱ-ᛋᚢᛏᛏᛚᛁᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
- Ljósvetninga Saga. (D. II.)
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