As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adv. [akin to vákr = veykr], in faint hope; vera vokins um e-t, to doubt, almost despair of.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚢᚴᛁᚾᛋ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements