As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
nefgildi Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) ‘nose-tax’, poll-tax (payable to the king);
- 2) a weregild, payable to the cognates of a person, opp. to bauggildi.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᛁᚠᚴᛁᛚᛏᛁ
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