As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- að, [from Dan. forsvare, cp. Germ. verantworten], to answer for one, defend.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᚢᚱ-ᛋᚢᛅᚱᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements