As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
hálfr Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) half; ~ mánaðr, half a month, fortnight; til hálfs by a half; ~ annar, þriði, fjórði, &c., one, two, three and a half; hálft annat hundrað, one hundred and a half; ~ þriði tøgr manna, twenty-five men;
- 2) neut. ‘hálfu’, by half, with a comparative in an intensive sense, much, far; hálfu verri, far worse; hálfu meira, far more; hálfu siðr, far less.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛅᛚᚠᚱ
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