As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. pl. the ropes or fastenings by which ships were bound together during battle, Fms. vii. 259; þeir lögðu hvern aptan skipin í tengsl, Orkn. 418; höggva tengslin á skipum sínum, Fms. i. 174; mátti; þar eigi fram komask fyrir skipum þeim er lágu í tengslum, vi. 320; þeir hjuggu tengslin frá stikunum, vii. 259.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛁᚾᚴᛋᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
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