As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
ben Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (-jar, -jar), f.
- 1) mortal wound (ben, ef at bana verðr);
- 2) small bleeding wound; also of the wound produced by letting blood.
- n. wound = ben, f.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛁᚾ
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