As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. a ship’s board or bulwark above water when loaded, cp. Grág. ii. 399; hence the metaph. phrase, sjá (or leita) sér farborða, to take precautions, so as to get safe and sound out of a danger, Fms. vi. 430, vii. 142, v. l.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛅᚱ-ᛒᚢᚱᚦᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
- v. l.
- varia lectio.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
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