As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. a man from the West, κατ. ἐξ. one from the British Isles, esp. the Irish, Landn. 36, whence Vestmanna-eyjar, the Isles of the Westmen, i. e. of the Irish who were slain there, see Landn.; Hildir ok Hallgeirr vóru Vestmenn, Landn. 344.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛁᛋᛏ-ᛘᛅᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- i. e.
- id est.
Works & Authors cited:
- Landnáma. (D. I.)
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