As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
nauð Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) need, distress; í nauðum staddr, in distress, distressed; með nauðum, with great difficulty;
- 2) bondage, = ánauð (seldr í nauð);
- 3) pl. shackles, fetters (hann vissi sér á höndum höfgar nauðir).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᛅᚢᚦ
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