As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. [askr], an ashen box, Edda 17, 21, Fms. ii. 254, Fas. i. 237, Ísl. ii. 79; mod. spelt askja, and used of any small box.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᛋᚴᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)