As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
land Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) land, opp. to sea; lands eða lagar, on land or sea; taka l., to land; nema l., to take land as a settler;
- 2) the (opposite) bank (of a river, bay, fjord); inn með öðru landi ok öðru út, in along one side and out along the other;
- 3) country (verja landit fyrir Dönum); út í lönd, into foreign lands;
- 4) land, estate (í landi annars manns).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᛅᚾᛏ
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