As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
fremja Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (frem, framda, framiðr and framdr), v.
- 1) to further, promote (f. kristni); f. sik, to distinguish oneself;
- 2) to perform, practice; f. heiðni, to practice heathen worship; f. sund, to swim; to gain distinction.
- 3) refl., ~st, to gain distinction.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᚱᛁᛘᛁᛅ
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