As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
fanz Old Norse word can mean:
- m. a gang, tribe; Odd sá þekti allr fans, Stef. Ól.; þræla-fanz, a gang of thralls.
- β. lumber, Úlf. 8. 64; akin to fantr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛅᚾᛋ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Stef. Ól.
- Stefán Ólafsson.