As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
almæli Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) common saying, general report; þat er ~, at, all people say (agree) that;
- 2) saying, proverb; þótt ~t sannaðist, at móðurbrœðrum verði menn líkastir, though the saying proved true, that.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛚᛘᛅᛚᛁ