As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
illr Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (compar. verri, superl. verstr), a.
- 1) ill, evil, bad; illr maðr, a bad man; ill ráð, evil counsel; illum huga, with evil intent; illu feginn ver þú aldregi, never rejoice at evil; illar álögur, evil, oppressive burden;
- 2) hard, difficult, with gen.; illr viðr-eignar, ill to deal with;
- 3) close, mean, stingy (illr af mat).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᛚᛚᚱ
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