As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
- m. beggary, vagrancy; troða stafkarlsstíg, to be reduced to beggary; taka upp stafkarlsstíg, to take to begging.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛏᛅᚠᚴᛅᚱᛚᛋᛋᛏᛁᚴᚱ
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