As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
sýnn Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) clear, evident, certain (þér skal sýn búhlífð í því vera); þótti öllum at sýnu ganga, at, all thought that it was clear, beyond doubt, that; dat. sing. ‘sýnu’ with a compar. a great deal, much (sýnu meiri, minni, betri, verri); with a superl., E. gekk upp sýnu fyrstr, far ahead; neut. ‘synt’ as adv. evidently, clearly (þik skortir sýnt við hann);
- 2) fit, likely; ef yðr þykkir eigi annat sýnna fyrir liggja en vera hér, if you have nothing better to do.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚢᚾᚾ
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