As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- ar, m. a dear friend; Þórólfr gekk til fréttar við Þór ástvin sinn, Eb. 8, Fms. i. 58, Thom. 10.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛋᛏ-ᚢᛁᚾᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)