As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. pl. [Norse tramen; provinc. Dan. tremmind = the evil one; ‘trami um jag dä gär’ is a Gottland oath; provinc. Swed. trommä, see Bugge’s note, ad loc. citand.; but þramar, not tramar, may be the original of all these words, for the Icel., at least now, say, þremillinn! hver þremillinn!]:—fiends, demons, a απ. λεγ., Skm. 30; but in this passage ‘gramar’ would better suit the alliteration, which is otherwise somewhat lame; it is to be borne in mind that in ancient vellums g and t initial are often hard to distinguish (see gramr II).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚱᛅᛘᛅᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- απ. λεγ.
- απαξ. λεγόμενον.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- local, locally.
Works & Authors cited:
- Skírnis-mál. (A. I.)
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