As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
seiling Old Norse word can mean:
- f. a stretching up the hands; in Icel. the height of a person stretching his hand up is called seiling, það er seiling mín, or það er seilingar-hæð, það er seiling upp undir loptið, and the like.
- 2. metaph. a seeking from far; er þat honum nauðsyn en eigi seiling, it is a necessity, and not his own seeking, Hrafn, 16.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛁᛁᛚᛁᚾᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
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