As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. pl. words of love; mæla ástar orðum til e-s, to speak in words breathing love, 655 xxxi.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛋᛏᛅᚱ-ᚢᚱᚦ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements