As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. pl. [cp. Swed. ännespan = bead-wreath, ornament], carved work, such as dragon-heads on old ships of war, both fore and aft, Fms. v. 304, vi. 120, viii. 197, Orkn. 332, Fas. iii. 113.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᚾᚾᛁ-ᛋᛒᛅᚾᛁᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- s. v.
- sub voce.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
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