As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f., Engl. brake (v. Johnson), a tanner’s implement, in the form of a horse-shoe, for rubbing leather, Eggert Itin. 339: a nickname, Eg. bráka, að, in the phrase, brákaðr reyr, a bruised reed, Isaiah xlii. 3.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚱᛅᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Itinerarium or Travels of Eggert Ólafsson, 1772.