As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. a ‘balk or fence of friends,’ a body of kinsmen, great family, Orkn. 470, Eb. 20, Fms. i. 288.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᚱᛅᚾᛏ-ᛒᛅᛚᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
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