As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. a painter, (mod.); as also mál-verk, n. a picture.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛅᛚᛅᚱᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements