As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- að, [from skammr], to share, dole out, portion, esp. of food at meals to the household; skamta fólkínu; skamta í búrinu; skamta e-m úr hnefa.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚴᛅᛘᛏᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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