As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
máttr Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (gen. máttar, dat. mætti), m.
- 1) might, strength; var mér alls máttar (I had to use all my strength) áðr ek kom henni upp;
- 2) strength, health; reiðuliga svaraði hón, of nökkurr spurði at mætti hennar, if any one asked how she was; er at leið mætti hans, when he began to sink.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛅᛏᛏᚱ
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