As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. an ‘over-boat,’ but only used metaph. = a better man, as opp. to eptirbátr (q. v.), Fas. i. (in a verse).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚠᛁᚱ-ᛒᛅᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
- q. v.
- quod vide.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)