As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. an ‘after-boat,’ ship’s boat, Eg. 374, Fms. vii. 195, 214, Orkn. 420: metaph. a laggard, Fær. 49, Ísl. i. 236.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᛒᛏᛁᚱ-ᛒᛅᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Færeyinga Saga. (E. II.)
- Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
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