GíslingOld Icelandic Dictionary - gísling
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "gísling" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
gísling Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) hostage (taka e-n í g.);
- 2) pl. guard (setja ~ar fyrir e-n).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛁᛋᛚᛁᚾᚴ
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