As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
svipan Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) swinging, sweeping; at sverða s., while the swords are sweeping; með svá harðri s., so quickly;
- 2) fight (varð þar hörð s.);
- 3) the nick of time, moment (í þeiri s. féll Þorgils).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚢᛁᛒᛅᚾ
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