As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
- (-ta, -t), v. to pry, peer; nýstak niðr, I peered down; svá nýsisk fróðra hverr fyrir, thus every wise man looks about him (= nýsir f. h. fyrir sik).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᚢᛋᛅ
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