As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. a ‘shooting-bank,’ the butts against which the target was set up; fara í skotbakka, Fær. 46; vera á sundi eðr í skotbökkum, Fas. ii. 505; Oddr fylgdi þeim þar til er þeir Ásmundr höfðu átt skotbakka, 558.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚴᚢᛏ-ᛒᛅᚴᚴᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Færeyinga Saga. (E. II.)
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