VitiOld Icelandic Dictionary - viti
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "viti" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
viti Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) token, mark, signal; þat þótti eigi góðs v., it boded nothing good;
- 2) as a naut. term; hafa vita af landi, to stand so near land as to be aware of it;
- 3) a beacon, kindled as a warning signal (brenna, kveikja, kynda vita).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛁᛏᛁ
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