As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
gala Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (gel; gól, gólum; galinn), v.
- 1) to crow (of a cock), cry, scream;
- 2) to sing, chant; g. galdra yfir e-m, to chant magic songs over one; afl gól hann Ásum, he chanted strength into the Æsir.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛅᛚᛅ
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