As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
- n. sword; taka við ~i konungs, to lay one’s hand on the hilt of the sword in the king’s hand (in token of homage), to enter his service (nú skaltu vera þegn hans, er þú tókt við ~i hans).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚢᛁᚱᚦ
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