As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- or stifta, að, older form stigta; [A. S. stihtan; Germ. stiften; old Low Germ. stiftion = aedtficare; Dan. stifte; see stétt]:—to establish, found; the word with its derivatives is mod. and from the Dan.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛏᛁᛒᛏᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.