As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
dœma Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (-da, -dr), v.
- 1) to give judgement, pass sentence; ~ mál, to give judgement in a case; ~ dóm, to give a verdict or sentence; ~ sekt, útlegð, to pass sentence of a fine, out-lawry; ~ eindaga á fé, to fix a term for payment; ~ lög, to pass a lawful sentence; ~ e-n skógarmann, to proclaim one an outlaw; ~ e-m e-t, to adjudge a thing to one; ~ e-m dóm, to deal out a sentence to one; ~ e-n af e-u, to declare one to have forfeited (~ e-n af sinni sœmd); ~ um e-t, to judge of;
- 2) to talk, converse; ~ við e-n, to talk with one; drekka ok ~, to drink and talk; en er þeir áttu of þessa hluti at ~, when they were talking of those things.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚢᛘᛅ