As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
náinn Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (pl. nánir), a.
- 1) near; náit er nef augum, nose is near of kin to eyes;
- 2) ~ e-m, closely related to, a near kinsman of (þeir menn eru þér nánir at frændsemi).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᛅᛁᚾᚾ
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