As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
handfesta Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (-sta, -str), v. to strike a bargain by shaking hands, to pledge (~ heit sitt); biskup handfesti (betrothed) jungfrú Ingiborg.
- f. striking a bargain by joining hands.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛅᚾᛏᚠᛁᛋᛏᛅ
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