As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- að, [cp. Ulf, bandvian = σημαίνειν and bandva, vexillum; Germ. banner; is probably alien to binda], to make a sign with the hand, esp. in the phrase, b. móti, to drive back sheep or flocks, Háv. 41, FaS. ii. 124, v. l. The chief MSS., however, spell bannaði; the word is at present freq., but only in the above phrase, or gener. to remonstrate slightly against as by waving the hand; v. benda.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛅᚾᛏᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
- v. l.
- varia lectio.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Hávarðar Saga. (D. II.)
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