As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- að, [vega], to lift; er þú vattar streng, Lv. 100; hence the mod. járn-hatta, qs. járn-vatta, to lift (a heavy thing) above one’s head, holding it with straight arms, eg járn-hattaði hann.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛅᛏᛏᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Ljósvetninga Saga. (D. II.)
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