As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
gegnt Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) adv. straight; compar., gegnra, gegnara, more straight; superl., gegnst, gegnast, the shortest way; most right, meetest;
- 2) prep. with dat. over against, opposite to (g. konungi).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛁᚴᚾᛏ
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