As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
á-kenning Old Norse word can mean:
- 1. in the phrase, hafa á. e-s or af e-u, to have a smack of a thing, to savour of, Bs. i. 134.
- 2. a slight reprimand, (kenna á., to feel sore); göra e-m á., to administer a slight reprimand, Sturl. i. 70, Bs. i. 341, in the last passage it is used as masc.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅ-ᚴᛁᚾᚾᛁᚾᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)