As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
vana Old Norse word can mean:
- að, to make to wane, diminish; orðum aukit eðr vanat, Sks. 439 B.
- 2. to disable, spoil, destroy; þar sem röng mæli-keröld finnask, vani svá at ekki sé til þess hæft síðan, Gþl. 526.
- II. reflex. vanask, to wane, fail, Gm. 25.
- 2. vanaðr, disabled, sick; blinda, mállausa, vanaða, Matth. xv. 30.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛅᚾᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
- Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
- Grímnis-mál. (A. I.)
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