As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
askr Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (-s, -ar), m.
- 1) ash, ash-tree;
- 2) ash-spear;
- 3) small ship (þeir sigla burt á einum aski);
- 4) wooden vessel or dish (stórir askar fullir af skyri);
- 5) a Norse measure for liquids equal to four bowls (bollar), or sixteen ‘justur’.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛋᚴᚱ
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