As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
garðr Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (-s, -ar), m.
- 1) fence, wall;
- 2) enclosed space, yard (cf. aldin-~, gras~, kirkju~);
- 3) court-yard, court (þeir gánga út í garíinn ok berjast); riða í garð, to arrive; riða (fara) ór garði, to depart; fig., helmingr skal falla í minn garð, the half shall fall into my share; skal aukast þriðjungi í þínum garði, in thy keeping; hyggjum vér, at í yðvarn garð hafi runnit, into your hands, your possession; gøra e-n af garði, to equip one (as a son, a friend, when departing from home); líðr vetr ór garði, the winter passes by;
- 4) house, dwelling;
- 5) stronghold, castle (cf. Ás-~, Út-garðar).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛅᚱᚦᚱ
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