As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
meiða Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (-dda, -ddr), v.
- 1) to hurt, esp. to maim, injure seriously (hina rak hann ór landi, meiddi eðr drap);
- 2) of things, to damage (finna þeir at skipit var meitt neðan); to spoil, destroy (þá tók hann at m. hof ok hörga);
- 3) refl. to take hurt.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛁᛁᚦᛅ
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