As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. the part of a vessel’s hold near the stern where the pump is, Hkr. i. 82, Stj. 57, Fbr. 158, Edda 35; an aft and fore pumping-place (eptra ok fremra austrrúm) is mentioned Fms. viii. 139.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚢᛋᛏᚱ-ᚱᚢᛘ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
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