As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. a pr. name, a Scandin. and Swed. name, in Sköglar-tosti, the father of queen Sigrid the Proud, Hkr. i; hence the name came to England, as in earl Tostig, son of Godwin; it occurs several times on Swed. Runic stones: as appell. it means a frog, see Bosworth’s A. S. Diet.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚢᛋᛏᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
- proper, properly.
- Scandinavia, Scandinavian.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)