As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
lausn Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (-ar, -ir), f.
- 1) release, liberation;
- 2) ransom;
- 3) absolution from ban or sin (hann tók ~ af sjálfum páfanum);
- 4) release from a duty;
- 5) decision, judgemnent (segja fram ~ir mála); eiga ~ á máli, to decide in a case.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᛅᚢᛋᚾ
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