As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
ata Old Norse word can mean:
- 1. u, f. an obscure word, and probably a corrupt reading; nú skýtr maðr á hval í atu ok hnekkir Guðs gáfu, N. G. L. i. 59.
- 2. að, to stain, defile, smear; líkþrá Naaman skal atast á þik ok þína ætt, Stj. 618. 2 Kings vi. 27 (now freq.)
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛏᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
Works & Authors cited:
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)