As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
þjóta Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (þýt; þaut, þutum; þotinn), v.
- 1) to emit a loud or whistling sound, of the wind, surf, waves, leaves of trees; øxin þaut, the axe whistled; á þaut af þjósti, a river roared with fury; reiðar-þrumur ~, the thunder roars; úlfar, vargar ~, the wolves howl; ~ í horn, to blow a horn or trumpet (áðr halr hugfullr í horn um þaut);
- 2) to rush; ~ upp, to dart up, start up (þá þutu upp allir);
- 3) ~ á, to burst on one like a storm, = dynja á (varði mik trautt, at svá skjótt mundi á ~, sem nú er).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚦᛁᚢᛏᛅ
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