As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- or drottna, að, [Ulf. drauhtinôn = στρατεύεσθαι], to rule, govern, hold sway; d. yfir e-m, to rule over one, Stj. 396, Fms. viii. 242: with dat., þó lætr hann þat eigi d. huga sínum, Greg. 33; at oss drottni eigi dauði síðan, Niðrst. 8; fyllit jörðina, stjórnit henni ok drottnið, Stj. 21.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚱᚢᛏᛏᚾᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Gregory. (F. II.)
- Niðrstigningar Saga. (F. III.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
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