As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- festar-vörðr (festar-vǫrðr)
- m. watcher of the moorings, Jb. 407: a chain, gull-f., silfr-f.; ketil-f., a kettle-chain, whereon to hang the kettle in cooking, = hadda.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, festar-vörðr may be more accurately written as festar-vǫrðr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛁᛋᛏᛅᚱ-ᚢᚢᚱᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Jóns-bók. (B. III.)