As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. [Scot. wappenshaw, Old Mortality], a ‘weapon show,’ muster, a meeting where all the franklins had to appear and produce for inspection the arms which every man was lawfully bound to have, Gþl. 106; um morguninn átti konungr v., ok kannaði lið sitt, Fms. ix. 478; hafi hann atgeirinn til Valhallar ok beri þar fram á vápna-þingi, Nj. 119.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛅᛒᚾᛅᚦᛁᚾᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
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