As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
letja Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (let; latta, lóttum; lattr), v. to hold back, dissuade (one from something), l. e-n e-s (Björn latti ferðar; konungr fór eigi at síðr);
- refl., ~st, to become loth, unwilling (þrællinn tók at l. mjök á starfanum).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᛁᛏᛁᛅ
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