As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. the ‘spear-tail,’ the end of the wooden shaft of a spear, Ld. 132, Eg. 289, Fms. vi. 413.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛒᛁᚢᛏᛋ-ᚼᛅᛚᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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