As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
- (-ta, -t), v. to be minded or inclined, be willing, feel disposed, with dat. or infin. (hann nennti eigi starfi því ok áhyggju); mun ek eigi ~ öðru en fara í móti þeim, I can no longer forbear going against them; Hrafn nennti eigi at starfa, H. did not care to work, was lazy; with subj., ek nenni eigi, at, I cannot bear that (nenni ek eigi, at þat sé mælt, at); ~ e-m, to attend on one, to grant one’s love to one.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᛁᚾᚾᛅ
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