As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
man Old Icelandic word can mean:
- I) n.
- 1) household, house-folk; bondslaves;
- 2) bondwoman, female slave; þær ‘ro máttkar meyjar at mani hafðar, these mighty maids are held in bondage;
- 3) woman, esp. young woman, maid; líki leyfa hins ljósa mans, to praise the fair maid’s form.
- II) from muna, munu.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛅᚾ
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