As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
anza Old Norse word can mean:
- að, contr. form = andsvara, to pay attention to, take notice of; with dat., (þeim) sem hón a. minnr ok vanrækir, cares less about, Stj. 95, 81, 195.
- 2. to reply, answer (now freq.); a. e-u and til es; illu mun furða, ef nokkurr a. til, where it means to reply, but without the notion of speaking, Fms. i. 194; Oddr anzaði ok heldr stutt, where it seems to mean to return a greeting, but silently by signs, Fb. i. 254; konungr a. því ekki, a reply to a letter, Fms. ix. 339; hann sat kyrr ok a. engu, Bárd. 180; Mirmant heyrði til ræðu hennar ok a. fá, Mirm. 69.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚾᛋᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
Works & Authors cited:
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Mirmants Saga. (G. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.