As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
svarf Old Icelandic word can mean:
- I) n.
- 1) file-dust;
- 2) a hard fray, broil, tumult (hann ríðr at í þessu ~i);
- 3) robbery, extortion (með ránum ok svörfum).
- II) from sverfa.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚢᛅᚱᚠ
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