As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
tefla Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (-da, -dr), v.
- 1) to play at tables, chess, draughts, etc. (sumir tefldu skáktafl eða hneftafl eða kvátru);
- 2) ~ í uppnám, to expose the pieces, so that they can be taken (vildi S. bera aptr riddara, er hann hafði teflt í uppnám);
- 3) ~ e-n upp, to beat one in a game of draughts, fig. to deprive one of what one has;
- 4) to weave checks.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛁᚠᛚᛅ
- et cetera.
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