As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
- f. pretext; finna e-t til foráttu, to plead as one’s excuse.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᚢᚱᛅᛏᛏᛅ
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