As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. a ‘woe-shaper,’ woe-maker, the terrible, Hým.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛅ-ᛋᚴᛅᛒᛅᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Hýmis-kviða. (A. I.)
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