As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
stöðva Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (að), v.
- 1) to stop (hann ~ði her sinn); s. sik, to halt; hann ~r sik ekki, he does not check his course; s. blóð, to stop bleeding;
- 2) to soothe, calm down; s. sik, to contain oneself (Grettir gat þá eigi ~t sik);
- 3) refl., ~st, to stop oneself, calm down (~ðist Dana-herr); to be fixed (~st þá sú ráðagerð).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛏᚢᚦᚢᛅ
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