As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. [and árétta, tt], a thin wedge used to prevent a nail from getting loose, cp. Ivar Aasen.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚱᛁᛏᛏᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Ivar Aasen
- Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.