As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
orðtak Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) phrase, expression (þat er ~, at sá er týhraustr);
- 2) watchword (þá skulu vér hafa allir eitt ~: fram, fram Kristmenn);
- 3) speech, words, way of speaking; þá fellust öllum Ásum orðtök, words failed them, they were struck dumb; þat var eitt ~ allra, all said the same; Gunnarr heyrði öll orðtökin, G. heard every word they said; hafa ~ við e-n, to have a talk with one.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚱᚦᛏᛅᚴ
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