As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- or tili, a, m. [this word belongs to a root freq. in the other Teut. languages, Goth. til = fit; A. S. til = fit, good, also til = fitness, till = an end, a scope; Engl. till = cultivate; Germ. ziel; in Norway, people have a word ‘tilna,’ (tilnaðr, m., would be the answering Icel. form, but it is lost), aptitude, fitness, in a phrase like ‘e hev ki “tilna” for da’ = I have no aptitude for that]:—scope, found only in the compds, aldr-tíli, ‘life’s-scope,’ i. e. death, and ú-tíli, a mishap, mischance; konungr sagði, at þeim hafði ótíli mikill staðit af Kveldúlfi ok sonum hans, Eg. 175; þóttu Rauðssynir líkastir til at valda slíkum ótíla, Ó. H. 174.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛁᛚᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
- frequent, frequently.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- i. e.
- id est.
Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Ó. H.
- Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)
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