As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
snjallr Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) well-spoken, eloquent (hverr var þessi inn snjalli maðr); S. talaði langt erendi ok snjalli, S. made a long and eloquent speech;
- 2) good, excellent (hit bezta ráð ok snjallasta);
- 3) valiant, doughty (s. ok vel hugaðr); s. ertu í sessi, thou art bold enough in thy seat.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚾᛁᛅᛚᛚᚱ
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