As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
alvara Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) seriousness, earnest; taka e-t fyrir alvöru, to take it in earnest; vissa ek eigi, at þér var a., that you were in earnest;
- 2) affection = alúð; er öll hans ~ (inclination) til Ólafs konungs.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛚᚢᛅᚱᛅ
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