As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. and búr-hvalr, m. a sort of whale, physiter macrocepbalus Sks. 177 B: for a popular superstition as to this whale v. Ísl. Þjóðs. i. 629.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᚱᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Ísl. Þjóðs.
- Íslenzkar Þjóðsögur.
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)