As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. hindrance, Jb. 283, 400, Orkn. 396.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛅᚱᛅᚱ-ᛏᛅᛚᛘᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Jóns-bók. (B. III.)
- Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)