SœmaOld Icelandic Dictionary - sœma
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "sœma" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
sœma Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (-da, -dr), v.
- 1) to honour; ef hann vildi s. hann í nökkuru léni, if he would honour him with (the grant of) a fief;
- 2) s. við e-t, to put up with, bear with (hann þóttist eigi mega s. við skap hennar); s. við heiminn, to conform to the world; s. við e-n, to attend, wait on (þú, kerling, skalt s. við gestinn).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚢᛘᛅ
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