As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. theend of a beam, Ld. 280.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛋ-ᛁᚾᛏᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)