As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. a wielder, keeper; kjóla valdi, a ‘keel-wielder,’ skipper, Hým.; ein-valdi, fólk-valdi, a ruler, Lex. Poët.: as a pr. name, Sig-valdi, Á-valdi, Öl-valdi, Landn., etc.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛅᛚᛏᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- et cetera.
- proper, properly.
Works & Authors cited:
- Hýmis-kviða. (A. I.)
- Landnáma. (D. I.)
- Lex. Poët.
- Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
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