As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. adj. return from exile, used substantively as a law term in the phrase, eiga (eigi) a., of a temporary or lifelong exile; þat varðar skóggang… eigi eigi a. nema lof biskupa ok lögréttumanna fáist framar, … not to be suffered to return from exile unless the leave of the bishops and the legislature be first got, Grág. i. 347: in a gener. sense, sýnist mér sem engum várum sé a., ef hans er eigi hefnt, it seems to me that not one of us can shew his face again, if he be not revenged, Glúm. 332.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛒᛏᚱ-ᚴᚢᛅᛘᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Víga-Glúms Saga. (D. II.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
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