As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. a ‘ship-beater,’ destroyer, an ogre, Fms. xi. 146: mythol. a giant, the father of Loki, Edda.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛅᚱ-ᛒᛅᚢᛏᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- mythology, mythologically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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