As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
rifja Old Norse word can mean:
- að, to rake hay into rows (rifgarðar); rifja hey, Eb. 260, and in mod. usage.
- II. to repeat (akin to reifa); mikil skynsemi er at r. vandliga þat, Edda 14: in the phrase, rifja e-ð upp, r. upp harm sinn, to rip up one’s sorrow, Clem. 45; r. e-ð upp fyrir sér, to go over with oneself, as to what one has learnt, but half forgotten.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚱᛁᚠᛁᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
- Clements Saga. (F. III.)
- Edda. (C. I.)
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