As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
lifa Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (lifl, lifða, lifat), v.
- 1) to be left (er þriðjungr lifði nætr); meðan öld lifir, while the world stands;
- 2) to live; meðan hann lifði, while he lived; at sér lifanda, in his life-time; lifa eptir e-n, to survive one (verðr maðr eptir annan at l.); l. við e-t, to live on, feed on (þeir lifðu nú við reka ok smádýri);
- 3) to burn, of fire (lifði þar eldr í skála).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᛁᚠᛅ
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