As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
broddr Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) spike;
- 2) a kind of shaft = broddör;
- 3) sting (of an insect);
- 4) prick, goad;
- 5) the front of a column or body of men, opp. to hali, the rear (~ fylkingar);
- 6) vera í broddi lífsins, to be in the prime of life.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚱᚢᛏᛏᚱ
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