As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a being made much of, honour, favour; þeir höfðu minnst y. (they were least made of) þvíat þeir þóttu vera dragmálir ok tómlátir, Fas. i. 382, Fms. vii. 219; Þórr var í miðju hofi ok hafði mest yfirlát, x. 323, Hkr. i. 211, Eg. 256; hann hafði þar gott yfirlát, Fms. xi. 206; ek var minnstr fyrir mér um atgörvi ok y., Fas. i. 151.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚠᛁᚱ-ᛚᛅᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
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