As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- að, to dive, swim under water, Jb. 403, Eg. 142, Fs. 92, Fms. iii. 4, Stj. 75, Fbr. 100 new Ed., Grett. 131, 141; kafa upp, to emerge, Stj. 249, passim: of a ship, to be swamped in a heavy sea, síðan kafaði skipit, Fas. ii. 492: reflex. to plunge into water, Sks. 116, N. G. L. ii. 284.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛅᚠᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
- Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
- Jóns-bók. (B. III.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
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