As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- að, [Dan. skeje; Swed. skeka], to go askew, swerve, deviate; hann stýrði svá at landi at aldri skeikaði, Bs. i. 326; þar skeikaði mjök stjórnin, 726: the phrase, láta skeika at sköpuðu (see skapa), Fms. ii. 112, Eg. 90, Ó. H. 146, Gg. 4: with prep., skeika af, to swerve from; af trúnni svá aldri skeiki, a hymn.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚴᛁᛁᚴᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Grógaldr. (A. II.)
- Ó. H.
- Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.