As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
frétta Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (-tta, -ttr), v.
- 1) to hear, get intelligence;
- 2) to ask, enquire (f. e-n e-s or at e-u); f. tíðenda, to ask for news; f. e-n upp, to find one out;
- 3) refl. to get about, be reported (þetta fréttist um heraðit); fréttist alls ekki til hans, nothing was heard of him; fréttist mér svá til, I am told; fréttust þeir tíðenda, they asked each other for news; ~st fyrir, to enquire.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᚱᛁᛏᛏᛅ
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