As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
vörn Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (gen. varnar, pl. varnir), f.
- 1) defence (mun hans v. uppi, meðan landit er byggt); til varnar, for defence (þeir höfðu engan liðskost til varnar);
- 2) in law, defence, opp. to sókn; bjóða til varna, to call on the defendant to begin his pleadings; fœra v. fram fyrir mál, to act for the defendant in a suit;
- 3) a point for the defence, exception; Ásgrími tókst svá til, at v. var í máli hans, that there was a flaw in his suit.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚢᚱᚾ
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