As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- aftaks-skjöldr (aftaks-skjǫldr)
- m. a huge shield, Fas. i. 415.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, aftaks-skjöldr may be more accurately written as aftaks-skjǫldr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚠᛏᛅᚴᛋ-ᛋᚴᛁᚢᛚᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)