As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
bægja Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (-ða, -t), v.
- 1) to make one give way, to fish, with dat.; ~ skipi ór lægi, to push the ship from her moorings; ~ heraðsvist, to remove from the district; honum bægði veðr ok bar hann til eyja þeirra er Syllingar heita, the weather drove him out of his course and he was carried to the Scilly Islands;
- 2) to hinder (ef eigi ~ nauðsyniar þeirra);
- 3) refl., ~st við en, to quarrel or strive with one (þá vill hann eigi við þá ~st).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛅᚴᛁᛅ