As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
týna Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (-da, -dr), v.
- 1) to lose, with dat. (þeir týndu hestunum); t. lífi sínu, to lose one’s life;
- 2) to destroy, put to death (t. sveininum); t. sjálfum sér, to destroy oneself;
- 3) refl., týnast, to perish (Hákon jarl týndist í hafi).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚢᚾᛅ
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