As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
rönd Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (pl. randir, rendr), f.
- 1) rim, border (rönd var ór gulli);
- 2) poet. shield; leggja randir saman, to lay shield against shield; reisa r. við e-m, to raise the shield against one, resist, withstand;
- 3) stripe (dúkr með gulligum röndum).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚱᚢᚾᛏ
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