As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
afli Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) means, gain, earnings, proceeds (afli ok herfang);
- 2) might, power; hafa afla til einskis, to have means for nothing, be unable to do anything;
- 3) troops, forces; þeir draga afla at ýður, they gather forces against you; aflinn (the main body) Magnúss, konungs flýði allr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚠᛚᛁ
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