As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. a man charged with the defence of the country against freebooters and foreign invasion, Eg. 265, 401, Fms. v. 89, vi. 295.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᛅᚾᛏᚢᛅᚱᚾᛅᚱ-ᛘᛅᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- s. v.
- sub voce.
Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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