As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
þarfna Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (að), v. to be needful, necessary;
- refl., ~st, to lack, want, be without, with acc. (svá at vit þarfnimst eigi alla góða hluti).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚦᛅᚱᚠᚾᛅ
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