As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
- n. the domineering of a wife; hafa ~, to be hen-pecked.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚢᛅᚾᚱᛁᚴᛁ
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