As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
- (-rti, -rt), v. to be lacking to one (eigi mun þik karlmenska s.); mostly impers., e-n skortir e-t, one is in want of, is short of; ekki skortir ykkr áhuga, ye do not lack heart; e-n skortir við e-n, to be one’s inferior, fall short of one; honum þótti sik s. við oss, he thought he fell short of us; skortir á e-t, it is lacking; þat er á skorti, what was lacking.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚴᚢᚱᛏᛅ
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