As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
egna Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (-da, -dr), v.
- 1) to use as a bait, with dat. (e. oxahöfði a öngul);
- 2) to furnish with a bait, to bait, with acc. (e. snöru, net, gildru);
- 3) to bait for (e. aurriða); e. veiði, to set bait for the prey;
- 4) to incite, provoke.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᚴᚾᛅ