As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
- a. fated to die, fey; ekki má feigum forða, there is no saving, or rescuing, a ‘fey’ man; standa, ganga feigum fótum to tread on the verge of ruin; mæla feigum munni, to talk wilh a ‘fey’ mouth; vilja e-n feigan, to wish one’s death; dead (fyllist fjörvi ~a manna).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛁᛁᚴᚱ
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