As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
vansi Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) lack, want (v. matar ok klæða);
- 2) shame, disgrace (verða fyrir, fá, vansa);
- 3) harm, injury; þeir fengu engar bœtr fyrir vansa sina, they got no compensation for their hurts.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛅᚾᛋᛁ
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