As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
hús Old Icelandic word can mean:
- n. house (leita nú um hvert h. á þeim bœ);
- pl. the group of buildings on a farm, = bœr;
- taka hús (pl.) á e-m, to take a person by surprise in his house;
- at húsa baki, at the back of the houses.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᛋ
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