As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a licence of the alþing to grant sykna; lögsögu-maðr á upp at segja s. öll, Grág. i. 2; ok talði hann vera frjálsan ef þar fengisk syknu-leyfit, Rd. 292.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚢᚴᚾᚢ-ᛚᛁᚢᚠᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Reykdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.