As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
- (pl. -sjár), f. a shunning, wariness (vóru þá miklar dylgjur ok ~r með þeim); gjalda (veita) ~, to be on one’s guard; hann gerði at ~m at finna hann, he shunned him deliberately.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛁᚦᛋᛁᛅ
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