As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
- a., e-m er e-t heimilt, one has a right to, is free to have a thing; ~ er maðr þeim, er hafa þurfu, the food is free to those who need it; kvað honum heimilan sinn styrk, his help should be at his disposal; segir, at þat var skylt ok heimilt, due and just; eiga heimilt (at gera e-t), eiga e-t heimilt, to have a right (to do a thing), to have at one’s disposal; láta e-m e-t heimilt, to give one a right to, to place at one’s disposal (lét Þ. honum heimilan hest sinn).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛁᛁᛘᛁᛚᛚ
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