As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. a tent-peg, Fas. ii. 262: also of the pegs to which hangings are fastened, Sturl. iii. 146.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛁᛅᛚᛏᛋ-ᚾᛅᚴᛚᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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