SkíraOld Icelandic Dictionary - skíra
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "skíra" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
skíra Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (-ða, -ðr), v.
- 1) to cleanse, purify (s. silfr); skira sik, to clear (pure) oneself by an oath or ordeal;
- 2) to baptize, christen (skírði prestr barnit); láta ~st, to be baptized.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚴᛁᚱᛅ
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