As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f. trial (proof) of strength; in plur. bodily exercises; Skallagrímr hendi mikit gaman at aflraunum ok leikum, Eg. 187; er þat flestra manna ætlan, at Grettir hafi verit sterkastr hérlandsmanna, síðan þeir Ormr ok þórálfr lögðu af aflraunir, Grett. 133; þótti þetta mikil a., Fms. iii. 210, Finnb. 274: cp. aflsraun.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚠᛚ-ᚱᛅᚢᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Finnboga Saga. (D. V.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
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