As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
- (að or -ða), v. to embellish, beautify; kanna siðu inanna ok f. to improve, better; ekki þarf þat orðum at f. there is no use trying to extenuate it; f. um e-t, to mend, polish up.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛁᚴᚱᛅ
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