As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
- m. ‘edge-twig’, the steeled edge of a sword; svá at fal báða eggteina sverðsins, so that both edges of the sword were hidden.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᚴᚴᛏᛁᛁᚾᚾ
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