As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
barr Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) acicular leaves, needles of the fir or pine (wrongly applied by Snorri, who speaks of the ‘~’ of the ash);
- 2) barley.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛅᚱᚱ