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*Naudiz is the reconstructed Proto-Germanic name of the n- rune ᚾ, meaning "need, distress". In the Anglo-Saxon futhorc, it is continued as ᚾ nyd, in the Younger Futhark as ᚾ, Icelandic naud and Old Norse nauðr. The corresponding Gothic letter is 𐌽 n, named nauþs.
The rune is recorded in all three
 English Translation:
Old Norwegian ᚾ Nauðr gerer næppa koste;
nøktan kælr í froste.
Constraint gives scant choice;
a naked man is chilled by the frost.
Old Icelandic ᚾ Nauð er Þýjar þrá
ok þungr kostr
ok vássamlig verk.
Constraint is grief of the bond-maid
and state of oppression
and toilsome work.
Anglo-Saxon ᚾ Nyd byþ nearu on breostan;
ƿeorþeþ hi þeah oft niþa bearnum
to helpe and to hæle gehƿæþre,
gif hi his hlystaþ æror.
Trouble is oppressive to the heart;
yet often it proves a source of help and salvation
to the children of men, to everyone who heeds it betimes.