As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f. [from verð = pretium], a king’s body-guard, ‘king’s men,’ a body in the king’s pay, = hirð, q. v.; the word is only used in poets, Edda (Gl.), Hkv. 1. 9, Helr, 11, Skv. 3. 41, Hallfred, Sighvat, passim, see Lex. Poët.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛁᚱᚦᚢᚾᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- q. v.
- quod vide.
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Helga-kviða Hundingsbana. (A. II.)
- Lex. Poët.
- Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
- Sigurðar-kviða. (A. II.)
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