As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- u, f., found in but two instances, and possibly only a corruption of vádáði, [cp. A. S. weâ-dæð], an evil-boding monster; görit svá vel, skerit vábeiðu þessa (v. l. troll þetta), Eb. 116 new Ed., where it is spelt with y, but wrongly, as is seen from the parallel passage in a vellum of Eg. (in a verse), where the word also occurS.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛅ-ᛒᛁᛁᚦᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
- v. l.
- varia lectio.
Works & Authors cited:
- Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
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