As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
ríkja Old Norse word can mean:
- t, [Ulf. reikinon = ἄρχειν], to reign, Fms. i. 119, xi. 405, 408, passim in mod. usage.
- 2. to rule, with dat.; þar sem ofdrykkja ríkir manni, Hom. 31; hann ríkti jamnan hinum yngra, Stj. 160:—with acc., Skálda 190.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚱᛁᚴᛁᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
- Skálda. (H. I.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
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