As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
gísla Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (að), v.
- 1) to give as hostage;
- 2) to take as hostage.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛁᛋᛚᛅ
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