As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
blíðka Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (að), v. to soften, mitigate (~ e-n með gjöfum);
- refl., ~st, to grow mild; ~st e-m, to insinuate oneself into one’s favour.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛚᛁᚦᚴᛅ