As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
bakfall Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) falling backwards, esp. in pl., róa bakföllum, knýja árar með stórum bakföllum, to take long pulls with the oars;
- 2) attack in the rear, = bakslag; veita e-m ~, to attack in the rear.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛅᚴᚠᛅᛚᛚ
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