As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. a shepherd’s dog.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢ-ᚱᛅᚴᚴᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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