As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
- (gen. -ar), m. a creeping or gliding motion, of a reptile (beina þeir sinn skrið); of a ship, forward movement, course, speed; tók skriðinn af skipinu, the ship stopped.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚴᚱᛁᚦᚱ
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