As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. a coaxer, fawner; hence flangsast, dep. to fawn and coax.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛚᛅᚾᚴᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements