As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
- m. pl. the housecarles or bodyguard of King Canute and his successors in England.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚦᛁᚾᚴᛅᛘᛁᚾᚾ
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