As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
lengja Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (-da, -dr), v. to lengthen (l. líf sitt); var lengt nafn hans, an addition was made to his name; hvat þarf þat l., what need to make a long story?; impers. to become longer (um vetrinn er daga lengdi).
- f. a long piece, strip.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᛁᚾᚴᛁᛅ
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