As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
varr Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (vör. vart), a.
- 1) aware; verða e-s ~, verða ~ við e-t, to be aware of, learn, hear; gera e-n varan við e-t, to warn a person; gera vart við e-t, to draw attention to a thing;
- 2) wary, cautious; vera ~ um sik, to be on one’s guard; ~ við e-t, on one’s guard against.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛅᚱᚱ
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