As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- (-stamn), m. the ‘tail-stem,’ the stern, FmS. ii. 71, vii. 256, x. 348, xi. 110, Ld. 76, MS. 656 C. 22, n. G. L. i. 203, ii. 283; opp. to framstafn.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚴᚢᛏ-ᛋᛏᛅᚠᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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