As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj. n. swarming, like a brood of snakes or maggots: svá var yrmt fyrir á landinn af umsátum Hákonar, Mork. 92 (Fb. iii. 376); hér er víða yrmt (swarming with vermin), ok ætla ek hón muni hafa sólgit yrmling nokkurn lítinn, Fb. iii. 355.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚱᛘᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Morkinskinna. (E. I.)
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