As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
- n. the eastern empire, esp. the east of Europe; also of Asia.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚢᛋᛏᚱᚱᛁᚴᛁ
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