As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
seta Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) sitting (nú varð setan löng); hvat merkir s. sjá, what means this sitting still?;
- 2) seat = sess (hann var hár í setunni); bjóða búum í setu, to call on the neighbours to take their seats;
- 3) body of men (assembled for defence); eptir þat höfðu hvárirtveggja setu, after that both kept men assembled.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛁᛏᛅ
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