As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
magna Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (að), v.
- 1) to charm, make strong by spell (hann ~ði með miklum blótskap líkneski Þórs); m. fjölkyngi, seið, to work a spell;
- 2) refl., ~st, to increase in power, grow strong (Glámr tók at ~st af nýju); eldrinn ~ðist, the fire increased in strength.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛅᚴᚾᛅ
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