As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. [Swed. esping], a ship’s boat, Fr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᛋᛒᛁᚾᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- French in etymologies.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fritzner’s Dictionary, 1867.
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