As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
- m. tail; leika (veifast um) lausum hala, to play with a loose tail, to be unrestrained; bera brattan halann, to cock up the tail, to be proud; draga eptir sér halann, to drag the tail, to play the coward.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛅᛚᛁ
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