As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
- (gin; gein, ginum; ginit), v. to gape, yawn (gínandi ú fr); g. yfir e-t, to take into one’s mouth; g. við agni, to gape in order to take the bait.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛁᚾᛅ
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