As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
lýja Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (lý, lúða, lúinn), v.
- 1) to beat, hammer; l. járn, to forge iron (with a sledge-hammer);
- 2) to wear out, exhaust (lýr hann sóttin ok deyr hann);
- 3) refl., lýjast, to be worn, exhausted (tóku menn þá at l. mjök á erfiði).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᚢᛁᛅ
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