As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. a mould-dweller, a ghost in a how, Ísl. ii. (in a verse).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᚢᛚᛏ-ᛒᚢᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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