As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
- m. bend, curve; the bight (inside) of a ring (í bug hringinum); of the bent fingers (~ fingranna); the concave side of the sails (sá af landi í bug allra seglanna); a curve, disorder, of a line of men or ships (rétta þann bug, er á var orðinn flotanum); aka em á bug, aka bug á em, to make one give way, repel.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᚴᚱ
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