As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
eptirmál Old Icelandic word can mean:
- n. an action on behalf of a person slain against the slaver;
- eiga ~ eptir e-n, um e-n, to have, the right and duty to take aclion against the slayer.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᛒᛏᛁᚱᛘᛅᛚ