As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
- f. ‘name-fastening’, a gift which it was usual to make when a new name was given to any one (hvat gefr þú mér at nafnfesti?).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᛅᚠᚾᚠᛁᛋᛏᚱ
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