As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj. running against stream; metaph. difficult, cross; Sighvatr var heldr a. um eptirmálin, hard to come to terms with, Sturl. ii. 42; andstreym örlög, ill-fate, Al. 69; kvað Svein jafnan andstreyman verit hafa þeim frændum, had always set his face against, Orkn. 390.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚾᛏ-ᛋᛏᚱᛁᚢᛘᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
- Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)