As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. an ‘over-king,’ supreme king; vera y. bræðra sinna, Fms. i. 8; y. á Írlandi, x. 415; y. flestra annarra at ríki ok auðæfum, vii. 95; y. í Noregi, Fb. ii. 37; þó var Knútr konungr y. allra þeirra, Fms. xi. 201; Julius Cæsar var fyrstr Romverja y. alls heims, Ver. 39, Rb. 398, 412.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚠᛁᚱ-ᚴᚢᚾᚢᚾᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Rímbegla. (H. III.)
- Veraldar Saga. (E. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.