As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- ad, to beat, knock; only in the metaph. phrase, það bjátar á, to strike against, of reverses, misfortune, (mod.)
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛁᛅᛏᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.