As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
valda Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (veld, olla or volda, valdit), v.
- 1) to wield, with dat.; ef ek em svá ústerkr, at ek má eigi v. sverðinu, that I cannot wield the sword;
- 2) to rule over; en þar Heimdall kveða v. véum, there they say H. rules over the fane;
- 3) to cause, be the cause of, with dat. or absol. (eigi vissu menn, hvat því olli); þessu mun Svanr v., this must be Swan’s doing.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛅᛚᛏᛅ
- absolute, absolutely.
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