As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f. pl. hosts, margfjöldi himneskra hersveita, Luke ii. 13.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛁᚱ-ᛋᚢᛁᛁᛏᛁᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements