As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
nöf Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (gen. nafar, pl. nafar and nafir), f.
- 1) nave of a wheel;
- 2) the pole of the world;
- 3) esp. pl. clasps, rings (by which the projecting ends of beams at the corneres of walls were held together).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᚢᚠ
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