Aktaumr

Old Icelandic Dictionary - aktaumr

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "aktaumr" in English.

As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):

aktaumr
m. esp. in pl. aktaumar, braces (straps) of a sail (cf. aka segli); Þórarinn hafði aktaumana um herðar sér, had the braces round his shoulders; sitja í aktaumum, to manage the sail; fig., to have the whole management of a thing.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚴᛏᛅᚢᛘᚱ

Abbreviations used:

esp.
especially.
f.
feminine.
m.
masculine.
pl.
plural.
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