As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
smeygja Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (-ða, -t), v. to slip, with dat.; smeygði hann lykkjunni af hálsi sér, he slipped the loop off is neck; hann smeygði á sik brókunum, he pulled the trousers on;
- refl., ~st, to free oneself (smeygðist Egill af stafnum); s. undan af sannindunum, to slip away from the truth.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛘᛁᚢᚴᛁᛅ
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