As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
skot Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) shooting, shot (þóttist Þ. eigi hafa skotit betra ~);
- 2) the thing shot missile, = skeyti (ef fleiri ~ eru í hvalnum);
- 3) appeal; er til hans miklu minna ~ en margir láta yfir, there is less appeal to (less worth in) him than folks say;
- 4) a narrow dark passage, running along the wall of the ancient hall (gekk hann inn ok í ~, er var um eldahúsit).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚴᚢᛏ
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