As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
gœða Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (-dds, -ddr), v.
- 1) to endow, enrich (g. e-n fé ok virðingu);
- 2) to increase; g. rás, ferð, to quicken the pace; g. róðrinn, to quicken the stroke, pull quicker; adding the prep. á; svá mikit gœddi þetta á, it increased so much, went to such a pitch; var þá nökkuru heimskari en áðr, ef á mátti g., sillier, if possible, than before.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚢᚦᛅ
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