As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. iron belonging to a hearth, a poker, used in ordeals (járnburðr); karlmaðr skal ganga til arinsjárns en kona til ketiltaks, the man shall betake him to the poker and the woman shall grasp the kettle, n. G. L. i. 389.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚱᛁᚾᛋ-ᛁᛅᚱᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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