As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. the mainland (Germ. festes land), opp. to ey-land.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛅᛋᛏᛅ-ᛚᛅᚾᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements