As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- part. (in a proverb), Ad. 21, eigi eru a. almanna spjör, it is not easy to make shafts to all people’s spear heads, i. e. to act so that all shall be pleased, cp. Hm. 127; auð-skæf (as given in the Skálda, where this line is cited) may be a better reading = not easily carved or made so as to suit everybody.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚢᚦ-ᛋᚴᛁᛒᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- i. e.
- id est.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Arinbjarnar-drápa. (A. III.)
- Hává-mál. (A. I.)
- Skálda. (H. I.)