As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. bait, Barl. 123, Niðrst. 623. 3. There is now in many cases a distinction between agn, bait for foxes and land animals, and beita, bait for fish; but in the poem Hým. 18, 22, at least, agn is used of fishing; ganga á agnið is to nibble or take the bait: cp. egna.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚴᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Barlaams Saga. (F. III.)
- Hýmis-kviða. (A. I.)
- Niðrstigningar Saga. (F. III.)
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