As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. the nail fastening a spear’s head to the shaft, Grett. 123, Gþl. 105, Fas. i. 239, Gísl. 11.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛁᛁᚱ-ᚾᛅᚴᛚᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Gísla Saga. (D. II.)
- Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
- Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
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