As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
al-skjaldaðr Old Norse word can mean:
- adj. part. lined, covered with shields:
- α. of ships lined with shields along the bulwarks from stem to stern, as a ship of war, Landn. 156, Sturl. iii. 61.
- β. of troops in full armour, Sturl. ii. 47.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛚ-ᛋᚴᛁᛅᛚᛏᛅᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Landnáma. (D. I.)
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)