As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f. a ‘swine-array,’ the wedge-shaped phalanx of the Scandinavians, from its being shaped like a swine’s snout (see hamall and rani), Sks. 384, Fb. i. 140.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚢᛁᚾ-ᚠᚢᛚᚴᛁᚾᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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