HandsalOld Icelandic Dictionary - handsal
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "handsal" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
handsal Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) = handaband;
- 2) pledge, bargain; taka við handsölum á e-u, to undertake the trust or charge of a thing; eiga handsól við e-n, to make a bargain with one; bjóða handsól fyrir e-n, to offer bail for one.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛅᚾᛏᛋᛅᛚ
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