As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
stjórn Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) steering, steerage;
- 2) helm, rudder; sitja við s., to sit at the helm; Ormrinn lét ekki at s., did not obey the rudder; á s., on the starboard side (lá landit á s.); á ~ Hákoni jarli, on the starboard side of Earl H.;
- 3) rule, government; þat er meire s., at, it is more fitting, that.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛏᛁᚢᚱᚾ
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