As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
þrøngva Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (-ða, -ðr), v.
- 1) to press on one (~ e-m); with acc., hann tók at ~ mik mjók, he took and pressed me hard;
- 2) to straiten, tighten (~ kosti e-s); impers., er Ribbungar sá, at alla vega þrøngði kosti þeira, that on all sides their means were straitened;
- 3) ~ e-m til e-s, to force one to a thing; ~ e-m undir sik, to subdue one by force; ~ e-t út af e-m, to extort from one;
- 4) refl., ~st, to throng, press forward (þeir réðust í móti ok þrøngðust at vaðinu); loftit þrøngvist ok þykknar, the air waxes close and thickens.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚦᚱᚢᚾᚴᚢᛅ
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