As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
- n. anchor; liggja um ~, to lie at anchor; leggjast um ~, to cast anchor; heimta upp ~, to weigh anchor; ~ hrífr við, the anchor holds.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚴᚴᛁᚱᛁ
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