As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f. redemption, ransom, Hom. 118; a law term, right of redeeming, Gþl. 304: hence COMPD aptrlausnar-jörð, f. land which is redeemable, N. G. l. i. 344.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛒᛏᚱ-ᛚᛅᚢᛋᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
- Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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