As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
vestr Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) the west (frá ~i ok til norðrs); sá ek fugl fljúga ór ~i, from the west;
- 2) adv. westwards, west, towards the west (hvert sinn er þá ríðr v. eða vestan); þykki þér eigi gott v. þar, there in the west; sigla v. um haf, to sail westwards over the sea, to the British Isles.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛁᛋᛏᚱ
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