As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. [for. word; Germ. sprechen], a ‘for-speaker’ spokesman, Sti. 266; hence the mod. for-sprakki, a, m. a ringleader.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᚢᚱ-ᛋᛒᚱᛅᚴᛅᚱᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements