As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
sax Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) a short, one-edged sword;
- 2) pl. söx, shears = skæri;
- 3) the gunwale near the prow (Gunnarr hleypr þegar á saxit á skip Vandils); esp. in pl., söx, the forepart of a ship (sær féll inn um söxin).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛅᛋ
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