As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. for. word [A. S. bêcn; O. H. G. pauhan], a beacon, v; sigrbákn: bákn now means a big, monstrous thing.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛅᚴᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
- O. H. G.
- Old High German.